My art works are based mostly around timber craft. I use timber offcuts from the manufacturing process to make bowls, trays, furniture and other pieces, with each object being inspired by the material. Offcuts are a constructive resource in manufacturing where I have always endeavoured to minimise waste. Here I have used craft processes and materials as a catalyst for adding value where otherwise value may not be apparent in the plain material.
I regularly make new pieces, but I also make commission pieces on request. The image gallery shows some recent pieces I have made.
Unique interior Objects inspired by materials and process. The materials used are mostly offcuts from my workshop, and I have endeavoured to add value to this otherwise wasted resource through an artistic process.
[img src=http://www.kinnunen.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/objects/thumbs/thumbs_shelter02_img_4505small.jpg]Shelter wall art
[img src=http://www.kinnunen.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/objects/thumbs/thumbs_som_noppa02.jpg]Noppa dice for Son of Martin
[img src=http://www.kinnunen.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/objects/thumbs/thumbs_deskcontainer01.jpg]Kantti desk tray
[img src=http://www.kinnunen.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/objects/thumbs/thumbs_desktidy01.jpg]Kantti desk tidy
[img src=http://www.kinnunen.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/objects/thumbs/thumbs_lkobject4detailsmall.jpg]Object in walnut and ash
Detail[img src=http://www.kinnunen.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/objects/thumbs/thumbs_lkobject04small.jpg]Object in Walnut and ash
Two species in harmony. [img src=http://www.kinnunen.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/objects/thumbs/thumbs_regeneration.jpg]Regeneration
Inspired by the explosive renewal of nature.[img src=http://www.kinnunen.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/objects/thumbs/thumbs_lkobject05small.jpg]Object in beech
[img src=http://www.kinnunen.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/objects/thumbs/thumbs_lkobject05details.jpg]Object in beech
detail[img src=http://www.kinnunen.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/objects/thumbs/thumbs_fivebarssmall.jpg]Five Bars
A musical reference[img src=http://www.kinnunen.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/objects/thumbs/thumbs_fivebarsdetail.jpg]Five Bars
detail[img src=http://www.kinnunen.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/objects/thumbs/thumbs_regeneration01_img_4504small.jpg]Regeneration wall art
[img src=http://www.kinnunen.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/objects/thumbs/thumbs_lkobject02detailsmall.jpg]Object in walnut
detail[img src=http://www.kinnunen.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/objects/thumbs/thumbs_lkobject02small.jpg]Object in walnut
[img src=http://www.kinnunen.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/objects/thumbs/thumbs_lkobject01small.jpg]Object in ash
[img src=http://www.kinnunen.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/objects/thumbs/thumbs_lkobject01detailsmall.jpg]Object in ash
detail[img src=http://www.kinnunen.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/objects/thumbs/thumbs_lkobject06.jpg]Object in walnut
The Swan Project
I have always loved boating. Growing up in Lahti, Finland, we spent our days on the water. Having wanted to build a boat for a long time I decided to start small and make my grandson a remote control timber boat as a present. This is a 1:25 scale of a Swan 53 yacht that I scratch built using plywood and timber. I made all the fittings and the keel in stainless steel. With the time it took with the intricate details, I could have made an actual boat, but I enjoyed the process!
Laine, meaning wave in Finnish, has had its maiden voyage. It will continue to be an ongoing project that I can enjoy with my grandson to fine-tune the details.
A 1:25 scale model of a Swan 53 yacht.
[img src=http://www.kinnunen.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/swan/thumbs/thumbs_swan02.jpg]Swan 53 model in progress
[img src=http://www.kinnunen.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/swan/thumbs/thumbs_swan01.jpg]Swan 53 model in progress
[img src=http://www.kinnunen.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/swan/thumbs/thumbs_swan03.jpg]Swan 53 model in progress
[img src=http://www.kinnunen.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/swan/thumbs/thumbs_swan04.jpg]Swan 53 model in progress