Project #26 features Buttons up sculpture

Buttons up is a sculpture created in summer spirit, made from driftwood picked up from the Gulf of Finland, two huge rusty nails and buttons, that I discovered while digging ground at my summer cottage in South-Eastern Finland. To top it all, the head piece is made of rusty tomato sauce container, while the old buttons hang down from copper wire.

Turning old into new is my favorite reason to create small sculptures; this one can be also used as Christmas-light holder, as shown. Sculpture is available for $50 plus shipping costs; contact Veera for more info. Buttons up, size approx. 6x20in.

Posted on July 2, 2014 .

Project #25 is Midsummer bottle greeter

My summer started when I arrived to Finland in the middle of June. For the Midsummer, I erected a bottle greeter to the end of my cottage driveway for the few passing by people and greater magnitude animals; cranes, moose and busy bees included. Something fun to be found in the middle of Southern-Finnish traditional forest. Bottles are more than 50 years old, some closer to 80, from the woods around my cottage as earlier people used to bury items instead of taking them to recycling or a dump. Sticks are mostly spruce and are held together with steel wire.

Posted on June 22, 2014 .

Mayfest Fashion Show Project week 19

Project week 19 was fashion show; Mayfest at Pajama Factory in Williamsport, PA. I executed 3 dresses from fabrics that are available at Spoonflower, Iris stripes and swirly curves. Both fabric patterns have Braille-writing in freehand circles drawn onto them, depicting the title of the fabric. Both of these fabrics were original designs of my daughter Iris, which I then digitalized, created raport for the fabric printing and downloaded to Spoonflower.

The fashion show also included my jewelry that I have created out of recycled materials; feather bib out of milk carton plastic and coffee container metal, and orange earrings shown with Iris stripes dress here have been made of leftover leather strips and belt buckles.

Project #15 is Undressing light sculpture

A veiled, lemon yellow pillar of fabric in the day, this trash sculpture turns into seducing female figure when lit up. Made out of plastic spool for electric cable, aluminum sticks from old gazebo and wire netting, light bulb and  old piece of fabric that was actually covering tables in a wedding 1998... This nostalgic piece is around 7 ft tall and can be yours for $100.

The fabric can be washed (and changed) as the hood comes out for changing the light bulb when needed. Contact Veera if you are intrested!

Posted on April 23, 2014 .

Project #14 is 25 egg paintings in April

Getting ready for spring, I got an idea of different kind of egg paintings, eggs in surreal environment, eggs that do not exist, eggs that simply bring good moments to the viewer. I absolutely adore birds, and eggs are not only in cycle with them, but symbolize birth, growth and the future. Series of 25 egg paintings will be shown in a cafe of Harjun Oppimiskeskus (Harju Agricultural Learning Center) in Virolahti, Finland during this summer, starting during birdwathcer Arktika-days in May. Egghibition will also be shown at PJ Factory in Williamsport, PA throughout the summer 2014.
Affordable, high quality transfer prints on canvas are available in 10x10"size for $40 each. Follow my homepage for updated images showing finally all 25 eggs and contact me for more questions!

Posted on April 7, 2014 .

Project #12 another dawn braille sculpture

Another dawn is a scrap-media sculpture showing the new dawn, beginning of a new, as only leftover – and mixmatch parts can. Base is a countertop sample piece, the aluminum body once served as a part of some useful gadget, and wooden beads came from old ponytail holder.

Braille code has been once again turned into 3D form; the aluminum wire and beads write the pattern of Braille alphabets floating in the air, and the same text, ‘another dawn’ is repeated 2D in the front by punching the text through recycled beer can aluminum.

This sculpture is available for $50 around the globe, contact Veera for more details.

Posted on March 30, 2014 .

Project 8 solar plexus

Getting closer to the needed season change , this old processor remain from a computer brings a cry for spring and sun as project #8 for this year.The title, solar plexus, is a spot in human torso with radiating nerve fibers. Thought it was exactly what every cell in my body is doing right now, not painfully, but reaching for energy, light, sun, radiating feelings.

Made out of copper string, wood stick, milk carton plastic, concrete, acrylic paint and finally set into a cardboard creamer container. It measures 7.5 wide, 3 deep and 14"tall and is SOLD.

Posted on February 24, 2014 .

Project 7 Little Robot from single microwave parts

Made completely of single demolished microwave parts, one that gave up in this life, this little robot has no moving parts, but brings a new life to previous kitchen gadget.

Happy little one, she greets everyone with her backpack on and is ready to start a staring contest anytime! Size 5.5x5.5x10.5". Available for $75, contact Veera for more information.

Posted on February 24, 2014 .

Project 6 Watching eye with HAL in mind

Sixth project of the week and more of the viewer's humor is requested in the case of the Watching eye. Yes, it is only a plastic bottle cap, that has been run over by a car, but do you see the same as I do? Watching eye - with a twist, that for superstitious people, you can see in the closeup that the plastic actually has number 13 embossed to the inside. I walked over this squashed item, and immediately thought of 2001-A Space Odyssey's HAL, who sees everything (I know it was a spherical, red eye that HAL had and this is a bit far away from anything scientific, but go figure how your memory works). Anyways, now this discarded cap has a new status and is available for $50 to brighten up your dresser or night stand. Contact Veera if interested.

Posted on February 16, 2014 .