Ingrid Koivukangas
Environmental Artist

Responding to sites around the world through works created in site specific installation, intervention, ephemeral sculpture, video, sound, web, permanent site-specific sculpture, photography, printmaking,painting & drawing.

Welcoming opportunities to work in different geographic regions & locations in the world, creating site-specific works in response to the land.






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Waiting for Spring
Radhuset Gallery, Nykarleby, Finland 2001

Waiting for Spring was part of the exhibition at the Radhuset Gallery in Nykarleby, Finland and was completed during a six week visiting artist residency at the Svenska Konstskolans i Nykarleby Vänner in the spring of 2001.

Waiting for Spring was created in response
to the winter-nearly-spring season. The materials were collected over two weeks of walking around Nykarleby. The natural materials in glass containers, on the table, were gathered from the ground, under trees and along pathways. Magnifying glasses were provided for viewers who were encouraged to open the jars and investigate the contents.

The wall piece was made of 20 clippings of different kinds of buds that were collected, over two weeks, from a variety of trees growing along the areas I walked. The clippings were brought to the studio and encouraged to begin budding weeks before they would have outdoors. The piece changed daily in the gallery as the buds opened, becoming different kinds of flowers and/or leaves.

The circle is an important element in this work and speaks of the cycle of life.

Please follow the links below to view the contents of the jars and closeups of buds from the wall piece, or view the video clip.

©Ingrid Koivukangas 2001


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