Sourcing Stone in Finland

Yesterday, Professor Markku Hakuri took me for a train and bus ride to check out the site for my installation at Kerava Art Museum. This morning I went ten miles outside of Helsinki to a look at gravel pit. A ‘tailings’ pile I found there has the right ingredients for making a piece that combines twelve hollow cones into a mound shape. Because a group of university art students will be helping me, it’s important that the stones be easily shifted and lifted by hand, and the cones and mound be definable with lines and guide frames. This afternoon I made a 3-D sketch in clay of the design I’ve been working on in my head for the past couple of days.

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2 Responses to Sourcing Stone in Finland

  1. Dan Snow May 10, 2011 at 7:12 pm #

    Hi Jennifer,
    The screened stone in the photo is 3″-6″. It’s small but good for first-year art students to handle. There will be ten students helping to build this temporary construction. Thanks for following the progress.

  2. Jennifer Tetlow May 10, 2011 at 6:58 am #

    Is the gravel to be made into these shapes? Look forward to seeing the progress of this piece.

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