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  • Literature

    Katherine E. Nelson. New Scandinavian Design, San Francisco, 2004, p. 198

  • Catalogue Essay

    Finns are no strangers to snow. It covers southern Finland on average a hundred days a year. Helsinki artist Jouko Kärkkäinen meditates on the visual properties of this boon. His wave-form ‘Ply Wall Elements’ suggest drifts across a treeless tract. Each hand-cut, formed birch panel is meant to evoke a different time of year and type of snow: freshly fallen; frozen and brightly lit; a wet spring thaw.

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Unique triptych of ‘Ply Wall Element’ panels

2006
Painted birch plywood, solid wood frames.
Each: 119.5 × 119.5 × 8.3 cm (47 × 47 × 3 1/4 in); plywood 0.3 cm (1/10 in) thick
Reverse of each panel signed in black ink with artist’s signature and ‘2006’ (3).

Estimate
£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £22,500

Important Nordic Design

17 November 2011
London