Trombone 2023

Material: Laser cut stainless steel polished to mirror finish

Size: 6000 x 3000 x 2500 mm

Place: Transferred to Tuusula in 2024 when Regiments Park is ready

Satu-Minna Suorajärvi

Trombone is a site-specific sculpture, and its idea is based on sound waves. The waves converge and diverge from each other forming a trombone like shape. Ainola, The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, is located close to the area. Finlandia, Op. 26, is a tone poem by Sibelius, and the strong sound of the trombone can be heard. The piece was composed for the Press Celebrations of 1899, a covert protest against increasing censorship from the Russian Empire

The sculpture will be placed in Regiment Park of Tuusula in 2024. The trombone instrument is also linked to the history of the Regiment, and it was once used to give the order to attack in war. 

The sculpture is made from laser-cut steel which has been polished to mirror finish. Parts have been joined crosswise in a "waffle" manner by welding. The sculpture forms a labyrinth of reflections changing its appearance as the viewer moves. Sculpture explores in the language of visual art what we see and what is visible.

Satu-Minna Suorajärvo

Satu-Minna Suorajärvi

Hiisi 2022


Material: Stainless steel

Size: 2800 x 1700 x 1000 mm

Place: Lohja City 

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The Hiisi sculpture got its idea from old Finnish folk tales. Hiisi was once a place of worship or a spirit being. 

In the Hiisi sculpture a human face stretches and becomes fish-like. When viewed from the side, the sculpture is like an archipelago, from the back it looks like a fish and from the front it looks like a human face or scull.

The body of the sculpture consists of overlapping laser-cut steel sheets. Mirror-polished steel plates form a visual labyrinth. In the water, the fish's scaly surface is sometimes streamlined and inconspicuous, sometimes sparklingly beautiful. 

Skydiving 2021

Place: Växjö City Hall and Central Station, Atrium

Material: Laser cut plywood and stainless steel

Electric rotation motors and winches

Size: 3 x 7000 x 1500 x 1500 mm

Place: Växjö City Hall and Central Station, Atrium

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The Skydiving sculptures are rotating through the air in the Växjö City Hall and Central Station. Mable seeds jump down boldly from mother tree and fall in spiral formations. Their first jump is brave leap in to the unknown. 

In the atrium there are three spiral sculptures, and their material is laser-cut birch plywood. Each sculpture is in slow rotating motion by electric motors, and they can be raised and lowered by electric winches during maintenance work.

Dew 2018


Material: Lasercut stainless steel

Size: 3500 x 3000  x3000 mm

Place: Satahospital, Pori 


The Dew sculpture is located in front of the H-building of Satahospital in Pori. The H-building houses the obduction department where medical autopsies are performed and  deceased are given to their relatives. The Dew sculpture honors grief of relatives. The artwork mimics moods of Japanese haiku presenting emotions of loss through the imagery of nature:

Like sleep to sleep  

I was born into the world  

and the mind is so light: 

like morning dew 

I will one day disappear.

Musô Soseki 14th century



Parkour 2017

Material: Aluminum

Size: 200 x 150 x 250 mm

Place: Vuores, Tampere

The Parkour sculptures are located outdoors in the Vuores area in the city of Tampere. The idea for the sculptures is in parkour training. In parkour one can use environments possibilities for movements and obstacles are seen as challenges. Parkour reveals our spiritual and physical boundaries and offers new ways to overcome them. The Parkour sculptures were 3D modeled using human silhouettes. 3D printing material was bioplastic PLA and cast to aluminum. 


How do Leaves Breathe? 2013

Material: Laser cut stainless steel

Size: 1400 x 1600 x 810 mm

Place: Naantali