In 1966, Eino received his first public commission, “Oneness,” a life-size marble sculpture for the City of Santa Monica, California. This piece was the first in a series of contemporary figurative stone sculptures created throughout the 60’s. Primary to the artist in the execution of these pieces was the incorporation of human emotions; a viewer was invited to not only see but to “feel.”

Tapio K Holma © Mulholland Hwy Eino

Expressionistic Series 1964-1969:

Following the “Expressionistic Series” came a body of work in which the “space” was as prominent as the “mass.” In carving these sculptures, Eino expanded his understanding of the physical properties of stone, and to what extent it could be manipulated. This new insight allowed the artist to introduce the element of “playfulness” into his work, which he did with abandon in such pieces as “Toy Rock.”

“Feather” ©Eino

Space Series / Vitalistic Series 1970-1975:

While the “Space Series” illustrated form, in the “Vitalistic Series” the artist sought to showcase the inherent beauty of the stone itself. California Verde Marble, the medium chosen for this series, at first glance appears mundane and lifeless. Careful carving and polishing bring the natural coloration and markings to the forefront.

“Waves” © Eino

Light and Shadow Series 1987-1989:

Eino accepted a new challenge with the “Light & Shadow Series,” to produce a body of work in which the primary sculpture of stone created a secondary sculpture in shadow. This series culminated with a solar-powered sculpture that made one complete revolution in a twenty-four hour period.

“Snowflake” © Eino

Origami Series 1987-1989:

Fluidity and movement are the hallmarks of the “Origami Series;” delicate and flowing, the sculptures are gentle and inviting, welcoming the neophyte as well as the sophisticated viewer. The brilliant whiteness of the marble increased the series allure and it immediately sold out.

“Peeping Spirits” © Eino

Nature Series 1990-1993: 

Discovery of a new and exciting stone on a fishing trip to Baja, California provided the impetus for the “Nature Series,” Eino’s largest body of work. The natural openings and vibrant character of the rock invited endless possibilities for exploration. An extremely hard surface offered another type of challenge. Drawing from a lifetime of experiences, each sculpture is the embodiment of a specific encounter between the artist and nature.


images © Eino

“Little Canyons”

Luminous Series 1993

“Luminous” © Eino

Portraiture and Last Meter:

Throughout Eino’s career, he continued to do “Portraiture,” primarily in bronze. While early in his career he left the bronze casting to others, for the “Last Meter,” he learned to perform the casting himself. As the artist, he felt that the more he understood the casting process, the freer he could be in the creative process.


© Eino

“Mary Pickford”

Wind Series 2001-2011:

The “Wind Series” was an expansion of the “Nature Series” with an ingenious twist; the artist put into form a basic element that previously was but a presence…adding motion completed the metamorphosis! 

© Eino

“Pax” “Wind Dancer” “Unity”

Woven Sculpture 2010-2011:

Woven Sculpture is a unique technique that is the product of extensive research and trial-and-error in the studio. It is a style that is distinctively Eino and is protected by copyright.

“Rapture” © Eino

Spaceship Earth 2007:

One of Eino’s most ambitious projects was a memorial to the late legendary environmentalist David Brower. The work, which Eino calls “Spaceship Earth,” was a 15-foot-diameter, blue-quartzite sphere, with a life-size bronze figure of Brower featured near its apex. This monument fused Eino’s rich and unique experience in sculpting both stone and bronze, and he wished to be an inspiration to future generations. Unfortunately, the sculpture was dismantled in December 2022.

Spacehip Earth Brazilian blue quartz © Eino

Suomineito series 2014-2017:

This series was started in 2014. These sculptures depict the shape of the country of Finland, as depicted on a map. Also known as the “Finnish maiden” if you use you use your imagination you see the shape of a woman with a skirt, with one arm raised in the air. There was a series of 15 sculptures made by Eino in Finland and one made in the United States.  The 15 sculptures in addition to Suomineito 100 represent the regions (Finnish: maakunta) of Finland, it is believed Eino still planned to make 4 final sculptures, however, they were never completed.

© Eino

© Eino

“Valo Pohjolasta” “Finnish Maiden”

Nefertiti and Sinuhe 2016-2017:

Eino completed these 2 large sculptures in Finland in 2017 from Finnish granite. Most likely inspired by the historical Finnish novel by Mika Waltari,  Sinuhe Egyptiläinen. The story of Sinuhe (Akhenaten) dates back to as early as the 12th dynasty in Egypt. The gorgeous wife Nefertiti of Sinuhe bewitches Sinuhe to give her everything he owns, when the woman realizes he has nothing left to give, she leaves him. The novel’s theme is the unchanging nature of mankind. There is a recurring phrase “So there has ever been and ever will be”. Eino carved his modern-day vision of this nature of mankind in his own vision of mankind’s faults.

Images above © Eino

“Nefertiti” “Sinhue”

Over the years

Eino created many different types of art over his 55-year career, from Stone Sculptures of varying sizes, small bronze maquettes, Stone Sculptures of varying sizes, Bronze busts, Bronze Sculptures, Etchings, Sandstone carvings, wood carvings, drawings, clay busts, Urns & sculptural paintings. If you have something please contact us so we can catalogue it.