Model Airplane . Aluminium, elk antler; 2001. 154 x 80 x 75 cm
The Absorption of Pollution. Installation, cow horns, dimensions variable; 2011. Work in process since 2000.
Bambiesque. Rabbit fur, steel, glass; 2010. 54 x 53 x 17 cm. Golden Bambi. Electro-zinc plated steel, glass; 2010. 64 x 47 x 28 cm. Private collection.
Camouflage. Sheepskin, steel, glass; 2009. 70 x 32 x 13 cm. Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova / The Matti Koivurinta Foundation
Snow White. Rabbit fur, steel, glass; 2009. 145 x 40 x 18 cm
Bambience. Leather, steel, glass, cloth; 2010. 64 x 64 x 23 cm. Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova / The Matti Koivurinta Foundation
Ghost. Polar bear skin, steel, wood; 2009. 137 x 180 x 171 cm. On the wall: works by Claudia Peill, 2013. Intersezioni/Intersections Kaisu Koivisto / Claudia Peill. Museo Andersen, Rome 2013
Puppy 106. Steel, rabbit skin, fabric, glass; 2012. 72 x 62 x 30 cm. Photo Esko Koivisto

Sculptures. Animals

Kaisu Koivisto incorporates often something from the animal kingdom into her sculptures and installations: salvaged materials such as leather, fur, horns and antlers. Or, the shape of the works refers to an animal, or hybrid animals. She is interested in the cultural layers regarding animals and the relationship between people and domestic animals.

“We live in the realm of objects and materials. As a visual artist I utilize those objects and the images which we come upon in daily life. They have a connection to buildings, the city structure and aspects of quotidian life such as consumption and food,”  Koivisto tells about her sculptures.

The relationship between natural phenomena and technologies is an ongoing subject of exploration for Kaisu Koivisto. She investigates the intersections of nature and culture and the modes in which mankind harnesses and exploits – or attempts to control – natural phenomena and animals. How do we look at animals and nature? What is nature? What is domesticated nature? How is the impact of technologies visible in the environment?