Satu-Minna Suorajärvi


Definition of "Matrix" refers in medicine to intracellular substances from which structures like hair or nail develops. Human connective and bone tissues are extracellular matrices. A matrix is also the social, political and cultural environment in which something such as a society develops. Word origin of "matrix" comes from Latin meaning mold, uterus, mother and pregnant animal.

For me digital sculpture and 3d technologies are the New Matrix that creates a new kind of artistic language and a new generation of artists and designers.
I am using 3d modeling software to produce organic and geometric shapes found in Nature. Form and shape used to be divided into organic or geometric. For me this dichotomy is false. In Nature organic and geometric shapes are both combined to form intricate living organisms.


At the moment I am exploring parametric 3d modeling to create and analyze relationships between geometric entities, dimensions and shapes. With parametric 3d modeling altering one parameter other parameters adjust automatically. Parametric 3d modeling is creating forms in same manner as growing organisms shape form.  All these forms produced are my Matrix art works. My artistic work includes 3d models, 3d printed objects, 2d printed digital drawings and VR ( virtual reality) installations.


 

Satu-Minna Suorajärvi


Biomimicry, 2018

Biomimicry is a novel principle through which parametric 3d models mimics what is seen in the            biological organisms. 



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Cranium, 2018

John Hornick: “As designers learn how to design for 3D printing, we will see more and more biomimetic designs, for the efficiencies that biomimicry offers. In time, we will also see biomimicry printers or fabricators, which combine 3D printing and 3D bioprinting, and inorganic, organic, and digital materials to make biomechanical parts and products for the human body and for products that have no relation to healthcare. Examples may be biomechanical substitute organs, which improve on Mother Nature’s design and are more suited to the human lifestyle and increasing longevity; infant cranial helmets, which grow with the child; and body armor, which is essentially a living, self-healing shell that mimics Mother Nature’s armor designs”.


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                                        Organogenensis, 2018.




Neri Oxman, a profilic designer, architect and professor at MIT’s Mediated Matter lab sees that we are moving into the Biodigital Age and going beyond the age of assembly and into an era based on biology, in which we “are able to design nature itself —  moving from voxels to pixels.”




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  Visceral, 2018

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