Trombone 

Year: 2023

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

Material: Laser cut stainless steel polished to mirror finish

Size: H 3000 x W 2500 x D 6000 mm

Satu-Minna Suorajärvi

Trombon is a site-specific sculpture and the artistic idea behind the sculpture is inspired by soundwaves associated with a trombone-like shape.

The Trombone sculpture will find its home in Tusby Regiment Park, where the surrounding nature and history merge. The sculpture connects the present with the past through its historical link to the regiment's area. Jean Sibelius's home, Ainola, is located nearby, and in Sibelius's "Finlandia," the trombone's strong sound can be heard.

The sculpture is made from laser-cut steel which has been polished to mirror finish. 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  

Year: 2022

Place: Lohja City, Finland 

Material: Stainless steel

Size: H 1800 x W 2800 x D 1000 mm

The Hiisi sculpture draws its inspiration from old Finnish folk tales. Hiisi was once regarded as a place of worship or a spiritual entity. In the Hiisi sculpture, a human face elongates and takes on fish-like characteristics. When observed from the side, the sculpture resembles an archipelago, while from the back, it resembles a fish, and from the front, it resembles a human face or skull.

The sculpture's body consists of overlapping laser-cut steel plates that are polished to a mirror finish. Mirror-polished sheets form a visual labyrinth. 



laser cut steel sculpture



Kolo (Public sculpture proposal) 

Year: 2023

Place: Kangasala, Finland 

Material: Corten steel

Size: H 5600 x W 3300 x D 3000 mm

 

Satu-Minna Suorajärvi

Skydiving 

Year: 2021

Place: Växjö City Hall and Central Station, Atrium, Sweden

Material: Laser cut plywood and stainless steel and electric rotation motors and winches

Size: 3 x H 7000 x W 1500 x D 1500 mm

 

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The Skydiving sculptures are rotating through the air within the Växjö City Hall and Central Station. Marble seeds boldly descend from their mother tree, forming spiral patterns as they fall. Their initial leap is a courageous dive into the unknown.

Inside the atrium, three spiral sculptures crafted from laser-cut birch plywood are present. Each sculpture slowly rotates by electric motors, and they can be raised or lowered using electric winches for maintenance purposes.




Flame  (Public sculpture proposal) 

Year: 2020

Place: Kangas, Jyväskylä, Finland

Material: Stainless Steel

Size: H 1400 x W 1000 x D 6000 mm

 

Satu-Minna Suorajärvi




Moiré (Public sculpture proposal) 

Year: 2020

Place: Kangas, Jyväskylä, Finland

Material: Stainless Steel

Size: H 1400 x W 1000 x D 5000 mm


Satu-Minna Suorajärvi

 


Dew 

 Year: 2018

Place: Satahospital, Pori, Finland 

Material: Laser cut stainless steel

Size: H 3500 x W 3000 x D 3000 mm

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The Dew sculpture is located in front of the H-building of Pori Satahospital 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

Year: 2017

Place: Vuores, Tampere, Finland

Material: Aluminum

Size: Varies H 200 x W 250 x D 150 mm 

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. Seven Parkour sculptures were 3D modeled using human silhouettes. 3D printing material was bioplastic PLA and cast to aluminum. 



 



Matrix  (Public sculpture proposal) 

Year: 2016

Place: Värnämö Sjukhus, Sweden

Material: Stainless Steel

Size: H 2000 x W 1200 x D 1200 mm

 

 

Satu-Minna Suorajärvi

 

 

Suorajärvi Satu-Minna




How do Leaves Breathe? 

Year: 2013

Material: Laser cut stainless steel

Size: H 1400 x W 1600 x D 810 mm

Place: Naantali, Finland