Ingrid Koivukangas
Environmental Artist

• Site-Specific
Ephemeral & Permanent Sculpture

• Interventions

• Installation:
Permanent & Temporary



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.

Working with architectural
teams as an environmental
land artist & designer
bringing together the
building, viewer &
site, while respecting the
history of the site,
- both human & natural -
through permanent
installation and sculpture,
based in the land, while integrating
& honouring the
architect's vision &
design of the building.

to work in different
geographic regions
& locations
in the world, creating
site-specific works in
response to the land.
As well as creating
new works in response to
existing buildings & sites,
for grand openings &
special exhibition





Bone From The River

Bone FromThe River is a site specific sculpture based on the river site at the bottom of Gallagher's Canyon below Byron's Farm in Kelowna.

After an early fall rainstorm the creek swelled and began to move logs and debris that had been trapped on the edges of the creek through the summer. One morning this twelve foot log was found at the site and transported back to the studio to dry out.
During the first few days in the studio seeds that had been trapped in the split surface sprouted and turned certain areas of the log green - testimony to it's continued life, no longer as a tree, but as the supporter of new life. In an attempt to honour not only the life of the tree, but also its continuation in the cycle of birth and decay a steel holder was built to cradle it - the steel holder was anchored directly into the cement floor and did not pierce the log in anyway - the log was held in place through balance.

©Ingrid Koivukangas 1997


The steel cradle, anchored into the cement floor,
wrapped and held the log in place

Under the log

The remants of the roots that once held this massive tree anchored to the Earth




Copyright 1997 Ingrid Koivukangas, all rights reserved