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The Trees of Little Finlandia

Karamzininranta 4, 00100 Helsinki
Little Finlandia

The exhibition by Josh Krute at Little Finlandia is presenting his relief prints made from cross sections of the building's unique pine tree pillars.

The exhibition by Josh Krute at Little Finlandia is presenting his relief prints made from cross sections of the building's unique pine tree pillars.

95 pine tree trunks are used as structural pillars in the Little-Finlandia building. This building showcases pine trunks having visible limbs and smoothed surfaces to support the structure. These Little-Finlandia pine trees are the inspiration behind a series of relief prints produced for The Trees of Little-Finlandia exhibition – on display at the Little-Finlandia Cafe during Helsinki Design Week. 

The exhibition showcases over twenty different relief prints of pine tree cross sections – all ranging in size, age, and annual growth patterns. These qualities are depicted using black ink that is hand-embossed onto white paper, to resemble each pine tree’s individual ‘finger-print’. What is more, these prints are made from the same tree trunks that are used in Little-Finlandia’s construction!

The Trees of Little-Finlandia convey the unique marriage between the architectural tree elements, interior space, and artwork – all centered around the qualities of Finnish pine trees. Onlookers can observe a spectrum of natural qualities from the building’s pine pillars and tree-ring prints. As such, people may draw new connections towards wooden manufacturing, architecture, and the visual arts – all merging under the theme of ecological and environmental wooden materiality.

Little Finlandia 

3.-30.9.2022

Mon-Tue 09.00-19.00

Wed-Fri 09.00-20.00

Sat 11.00-20.00

Free entry

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