Saara-Maria Kariranta is a Helsinki-based sculptor (b.1974). She graduated as MFA from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2012. She has been presenting her works in museums, galleries and site-specific art happenings in Finland and abroad since 2003.
In her latests artpractice she deals with empathy and cognitions combining plastic and founded organic materials aside technical equipment for the purpose of learning something about oneself, others, humanity, life and environment.
Next she is aiming to find out how to be just a small part of everything.
During her stay at MoKS Saara- Maria Kariranta is developing following idea, what she will present for a public on METSIK, on July 22nd 2018
We're going to scan life-size fragments from the shopping mall and print them with a clay 3D- printer. Life size shopping center clay fragments are set in the field like the ruins. We will scan the shopping mall fragments from a one are (10m x 10m) area and set them in the same scale on the field. Rain and wind destroy the shopping center reconstruction by time. Sun and water get the seeds which are hidden in clay to sprout.
Wild nature is taking control over shopping mall.