The Passage sculptures


I have been completing The Passage sculptures since 2014 with 3d modeling and 3d printing. Moving human figure, relationships between people and human relationships with environment have been starting points for my sculptures. Human silhouettes (child, woman, man, elderly, lying human or skeleton) are 3d modeled to sculptural forms. Silhouettes change from each other and outlines of sculptures are formed. I try to capture movement to a static sculpture object. For me movement in sculpture refers to activity, activism, performance and passage of time.




From Father to Son (original Passage sculpture)


Year: 2016

Materials: Alumium and gun spray painting 

Size: H 800 x D 900 x W 350 mm


Satu-Minna Suorajärvi, 3d printed sculpture



I was inspired by Marcel Duchamp's 1912 painting Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2. The painting combines elements of both Cubist and Futurist movements. In the composition, Duchamp depicts motion by successive superimposed images, similar to stroboscopic motion photography. Duchamp also recognized influence of stop-motion photography by Étienne-Jules Marey. Particularly important was Muybridge's Woman Walking Downstairs from his 1887 picture series published as The Human Figure in Motion. I wanted to capture movement to a static object. 

In my Father to Son sculpture human silhouettes (my husband and son) are joined together to capture movement and time in a sculpture. Silhouettes form a cavity, which refers to feminine forms like tunnels. Viewer can see through the sculpture and another human figure emerges on the other end of the sculpture. 

From Father to Son sculpture was 3d modeled using sine waves and parametric Grasshopper software. I have been 3d printing the sculpture in several parts to PLA (polylactic acid) which is bioplastic made from cornstarch. PLA parts were cast to aluminiun and welded together. Polished sculpture was gun spraypainted. 

Glossy surface emits light and refers to the enlightenment and rationale in humanities. The shady cavity gives space for mystery and creation.



Satu-Minna Suorajärvi, 3d printed sculpture











Ravel

 

Year: 2017

Materials: 3d printed PLA, epoxyresin and gun spray painting

Size:  H 310 x D 1000 x W 200 mm 


 

3d printed sculpture

 





Abyss

 

Year: 2014

Materials: Aluminium and gun spray painting 

Size: H 1000 x D 1000 x W 1000 mm

Collection: Wihuri Foundation


3d printed sculpture



In the Abyss sculpture a human figure is crushed through the black hole. The human figure in a abyss is simulating Leonardo da Vinci's drawing of Vitruvian Man. Leonardo's picture represents a cornerstone in attempts to relate man to nature. During the Renaissance it was believed that the workings of the human body to be an analogy for the workings of the universe. In my Abyss sculpture man disappears into an unprecedented darkness.






 




Vortex

 

Year: 2018

Materials: 3d printed PLA and car spray painting 

Size: H 980 x D 930 x W 600 mm


3d printed sculpture





3d printed sculpture





Satu-Minna Suorajärvi





Satu-Minna Suorajärvi










Parkour 001-007 

Public sculptures 


Year: 2017

Materials: Aluminium

Size: Variable about H 170 x D 200 x W 150 mm

Place: Vuores Tampere


Parkour sculptures are located outdoors in Vuores Tampere. The idea for assignments came from parkour. Parkour training method contains movements by using the opportunities of everyday environment. Parkour reveals our spiritual and physical boundaries and offers ways to overcome them. In parkour people are moving over obstacles from one place to another. 

In parkour training movement becomes activity. Movement in Parkour sculptures becomes activism for motion, which is lacking in our present lifestyle. 


The shape of the Parkour sculptures is generated by 3d modeling using human silhouettes. Moving human figure, relationships between people and human relationships with environment have been starting points for sculptures. Human silhouettes change from each other and outlines of sculptures are formed. 


Seven aluminium Parkour sculptures are located in the courtyard area so that residents can find them. 











Parkour AR sculpture


Year: 2018

Materials: 3D printed PLA and gun spray painting

Size: H 800x D 300xW 500 mm

Place: Töölön Kisahalli, Helsinki


Parkour is AR (Augmented reality) sculpture. Parkour sculpture is 3d modeled and 3d printed to PLA and spray painted. AR part of the art work can be seen by mobile Arilyn application. AR part is big 3d modeled loop of Parkour sculpture. 


Collaboration with Kunstventures, Art Cache Helsinki and Arilyn. 

Funding by Kone Foundation.

More info visit: http://artcache.fi/wp/project/satuminna/




3d printed sculpture
Kuva: Teemu Lehmusruusu



Kuva: Teemu Lehmusruusu




Passing


Year: 2018

Materials: 3d printed steelbronze

Size: H 120 x D 390 x W 210 mm

Place: Private collection



3d printed sculpture




Fall


Year: 2014

Materials: 3d printed PLA and car spray painting

Size: H 600 x D 150 x W 130 mm



Satu-Minna Suorajärvi



Skeletonman


Year: 2014 

Materials: 3d printed PLA and car spray painting

Size:  H 160 x W 80 x D 120 mm


3d printed sculpture




3d printed sculpture


 


1:2


Year: 2014 

Materials: 3d printed PLA and car spray painting

Size:  H 180 x D 460 x W 60 mm

Palce: Private collection


Satu-Minna Suorajärvi



Getting Married


Year: 2014 

Materials: 3d printed PLA and carpaints

Size: H 180 x D 300 x W 120 mm


Satu-Minna Suorajärvi



Filmnoir


Year: 2014 

Materials: 3d printed PLA and car spray painting

Size: H 170 x D 240 x W 60 mm

Place: Private collection


Filmnoir

 


Snowbank


Year: 2014 

Materials: 3d printed PLA and car spray painting

Size: H 190 x D 840 x W 160 mm


Satu-Minna Suorajärvi



Lying Man


Year:  2016 

Materials: 3d printed PLA and car spray painting 

Size: H 170 x D 290 x W 327 mm

 

Satu-Minna Suorajärvi, 3d printed sculpture



Passing


Year: 2016 

Materials: 3d printed PLA and car spray painting

Size:  H 180 x D 460 x W 60 mm


Satu-Minna Suorajärvi



Breakdance


Year: 2014 

Materials: Aluminium

Size: H 400x D 370 x W 320 mm

Collection: The State Collection of Finland

  

Satu-Minna Suorajärvi



Ravel

 

Year: 2016 

Materials: 3d printed PLA and car spray painting

Size:  H 180 x D 460 x W 60 mm


Satu-Minna Suorajärvi