Public Art, Installations

The conception, fabrication and installation of public artwork is always teamwork. Many kinds of competencies are needed and this requires the integration of the know-how of local enterprises and actors in the urban construction. It is also good to have in mind local history and respect of the natural environments (if they still exist) and their inhabitants.

A public sculpture/installation may be small and only visible for the most observant or it may function as a landmark that can be seen from far away, even from the apce. It may outlive it´s creator for hundreds of years or just be there for one day...

”Immersion” - 2017

Immersion is a project constructed entirely on 3D modeling program for the moment. It was proposed in front of a scientific museum and is supposed to be completed with a virtual environment inside the building.

”Angel” - 1999-2000

The Angel is a bronze sculpture, situated at the Hietaniemi Cemetery in Helsinki, Finland. It was financed by private fonds and commanded by the Helsingin Seurakuntayhtymä. The sculpture is about 250 cm high and is on the monument ”Muualla Lepäävien Muistomerkki” created by Heikki Häiväoja. On All Saints Day and at Christmas Eve the place is lightened up by thousands of candles by parents that want to remember their family members resting far away.

”Springtime”

This sculpture in fiberglass was situated at the young peoples unemployement office at Dieppe, France. It was constructed in 1995 with the trainees of the studio for the integration of young people having problems. The sculpture was 450 cm high. The fiberglass has a limited life-time on seafront weather so I decided to take it off in 2017 as it did not look so nice anymore and there was no public financing or will to repair it.

”Apparition”

The village of Bourg-Dun wished to have a light/sculpture installation for Christmas 2018. With François Blosseville, as lighing specialist, we put up this artwork in the heights of a small limestone church. The largest width of the sculpture is about 550 cm and it is suspended at 5 m. Finally, on demand of the community, it stayed in the church until the ”Festival du Lin”, in july 2019.

”Incrementum”

The Onninen Ltd headquarters in Vantaa was a six-store building midst of an industrial area. It was dismantled in 2019. My sculpture was situated near the entrance in 2003. It was welded from non-corrosive steel and on it´s base ran a fountain, as the Onninen family company had begun as a plumber shop.

The sculpture has now been reinstalled in front of the FEON enterprise (steel wholeseller) in Hattula, Finland.

”Touch”

The city of Dieppe asked for a light and music installation at the Saint Rémy Church for the patrimonial days in 2009. Compositor Sylvie Noel made the music and I created a complex light installation including several projections with different techniques on the ceiling and on the walls. The theme of the year was accessibility, both physical and intellectual.