The Passage sculptures


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




Passage ( or Father to Son)


Year: 2016

Materials: Aluminum and gun spray painting 

Size: H 800 x D 900 x W 350 mm




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 for me 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 The 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 to the other end of the sculpture. 


The Father to Son sculpture was 3D modeled using sine waves by parametric 3D modeling.  3D models were 3D printed to PLA (polylactic acid) which is sustainable bioplastic made from cornstarch. PLA parts were cast to aluminum and welded together. Polished sculpture was gun spray painted. 


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




Satu-Minna Suorajärvi, 3d printed sculpture









 





Abyss

 

Year: 2014

Materials: Aluminum 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 to sustainable bioplastic PLA and car spray painting 

Size: H 980 x D 930 x W 600 mm


3d printed sculpture





Satu-Minna Suorajärvi





Satu-Minna Suorajärvi





3d printed sculpture











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 bigger 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










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
Kuva: Teemu Lehmusruusu






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: Aluminum

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