Statues - Hither & Thither

Finland
Helsinki
Uusimaa

Kampintori

Kohtauspaikat (Suuresta kohtauspaika)

Meeting Places (Large Meeting Place)

Ernst Billgren
1998

Helsinki /  Kohtauspaikat (Suuresta kohtauspaika)   Helsinki /  Kohtauspaikat (Suuresta kohtauspaika)

Description

Small brick house with several pieces of art:
  1. A bear and its cub.
  2. A swan.
  3. A teapot and some jars.
  4. A mosaic with teapots and jars.
  5. Two mosaics with ducks.

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Annotation

Ernst Billgren has described the idea behind his work: "In mountainous countries, they have a tradition of building little houses at suitable intervals where tired travellers can find safety and rest for a while. The Kampintori square is like a valley in the large cityscape, and 'Meeting Places' helps people to find their orientation on a human scale. Mountain cabins are cultural ambassadors to nature, and I like to think of 'Meeting Places' as an ambassador of nature in the City of Helsinki."

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Location (N 60°10'3" - E 24°55'54")

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