Ulla Leppävuori (Helsinki, MA) works from the sculptor’s point of view with the present observation
Jää veisti maiseman
Is skulpterade landskap
Ice sculptured the landscape
The ice age, which receded more than 13,000 years ago, defined masses of the bedrock of southwestern Finland and at the same time settled the rhythm of water and land. The surface was finished with stone material below the moving ice mass. It polished the surface of the rocks with the help of water, pulled the crushing rock fragments and cut furrows into the surface of the rocks from north-northwest to south-southeast. Today, snow reveals the shapes, lines, cracks of rocks and adheres to grooves and strips the surface of the rock. Also the west sloping sun casting shadows to the grooves, which reveals the rhythm.
I print the rhythms of the grooves directly from the summer rocks on paper with clay and binder. The first sketches will take place during the exhibition. The theme is part of a wider work that has progressed during recent years on the islands and islets of southwestern Finland.
The works are produced in ÖRES and in the residency on the Utö island managed by the artist-run Kuvan residenssiyhdistys.
Foto Kesnäs, Utö, February, 2021