Artisan of the Year

The Craft Museum of Finland nominated me today as the Artisan of the Year. I’m very honoured by the nomination, and I feel that the museum was quite brave in selecting someone like me. Every year they nominate someone that they feel highlights modern artisanship or somehow approaches the idea from a fresh perspective, and this year they picked me.

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Photo: Sami Perttilä

This thing came as a really big surprise to me, although artisanship or craftsmanship in the field of digital art, media art, and design is a topic I have been giving a lot of thought to recently. I’m writing a longer text on the subject soon and will publish it here. But for now I just wanted to say thank you!

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My studio. Photo: Sami Perttilä

The museum gave me a little spot on their permanent exhibition to create something new. I took the opportunity to create a bigger and better version of the Oversized Electronics idea that I had been messing with before.

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The breadboard you see above is a wooden, fully functional breadboard, built in 10:1 scale. The lit up little thing on the right is an actual breadboard. The object itself is behind a glass in the exhibition, but the brightness of the LEDs can be controlled with the potentiometers. I didn’t have time to take proper documentation of the project, but I’ll post some other pictures and videos once I go visit the place again.

You can go see it for yourself in the Craft Museum in Jyväskylä.


2 Responses to “Artisan of the Year”

  1. Forrest O. says:

    Congratulations and love from NC. Your craftspersonship takes your work to the next level, and I always appreciate seeing it.

    • Månsteri says:

      Thanks Forrest! Sending much love to you and your family too! I hope everything is good over there.

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