Art in the Metro

Art in the Metro

Kamppi, Helsinki

Sculpture of Helsinki #21

ROAR27 is the latest work by Jussi TwoSeven and can be found on the platform of Kamppi Metro Station. The exhibit space is operated by HAM Helsinki and features different artist depending on the current theme of the museum. Having art in public spaces is an excellent way to expand people’s horizons, allowing them to see something that they wouldn’t necessarily see.

Art in the Metro

Kamppi, Helsinki

Want to see more? Take a look at my other photos from Helsinki Metro.

Photo Challenge: Heritage

You can find almost 500 outdoor sculptures, pieces of environmental art and historical monuments in Helsinki and they are accessible to everyone. See more and search through the database at HAMhelsinki.fi.

Between the Blocks

Between the Blocks

Sculpture of Helsinki #19

From top to bottom is a memorial to Finland’s second president, Lauri Kristian Relander (1883-1942), and is situated in the Töölö neighborhood. The sculptor was Matti Peltokangas and he was the winning entry in competition for a memorial. The four blocks are much bigger than they look, each side is just over 2 meters with the grooves cut in opposite directions on each side.

You can find almost 500 outdoor sculptures, pieces of environmental art and historical monuments in Helsinki and they are accessible to everyone. See more and search through the database at HAMhelsinki.fi.

Sibelius Monument

Jean Sibelius was born in 1865 and was a composer of classical music, his music is often credited with giving Finland a national identity as they struggled for independence from Russia. Sibelius’s image was on the 100 mark note before Finland adopted the euro and his national day is celebrated on his birthday, December 8th.

The Sibelius Monument was inaugurated in 1967 and since then has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Helsinki. The monument is 8.5 meters high and 10.5 meters wide with 600 metal pipes making up its vast size. The monument also contains a likeness of Sibelius seen on the right.

During the summer the monument is crowded with tourists posing next to the metal pipes and even putting their heads inside. Another popular photograph is to take one pointed up to the sky through the pipes. On this autumn day the area was empty except for a lone woman sitting on a bench just out of frame to the left.

Sculpture of Helsinki #16

Autumn in Helsinki

You can find almost 500 outdoor sculptures, pieces of environmental art and historical monuments in Helsinki and they are accessible to everyone. See more and search through the database at HAMhelsinki.fi.

Fountain in the Night

Sculptures of Helsinki

Sculptures of Helsinki #14

The story behind this sculpture isn’t an interesting one but I am really happy with the long exposure and the way motion of the water is captured. The Bank of Finland Fountain is made from welded pieces of copper and is meant to resemble cupped hands with fingers entwined.

You can find almost 500 outdoor sculptures, pieces of environmental art and historical monuments in Helsinki and they are accessible to everyone. See more and search through the database at HAMhelsinki.fi.

Photo Challenge: H2O

Beyond the Flowers

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Sculptures of Helsinki #13

Kullervo Addresses His Sword can be found in the grounds of the winter garden since 1967 after being moved from Hesperia park where it first stood. The statue was designed by Swedish born sculptor Carl Eneas Sjöstrand, who was considered the founder of Finnish sculpture as he played a large part in its promotion during the 1850s and 60s. Sjöstrand Made many works relating to the Kalevala, Finland’s national epic, and it’s characters.

You can find almost 500 outdoor sculptures, pieces of environmental art and historical monuments in Helsinki and they are accessible to everyone. See more and search through the database at HAMhelsinki.fi.

Beyond the Polka Dots

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Sculptures of Helsinki #12

Fact and Fable is a memorial for the author Zacharias Topelius. The statue consists of two female figures, ‘Fact’ holds the flame of truth on her open palm while ‘Fable’ has a bird resting on her fingers. There was much debate at the time which lead to another memorial for Topelius being commissioned.

Surrounding the statue is the temporary art exhibit by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.

You can find almost 500 outdoor sculptures, pieces of environmental art and historical monuments in Helsinki and they are accessible to everyone. See more and search through the database at HAMhelsinki.fi.

Sculptures of Helsinki #10

Sculptures of Helsinki

The Three Smiths

Last week was Helsinki Design Week and in celebration they created a bubble around the Three Smiths statue where people could sit and relax as well as attend events held inside.

You can find almost 500 outdoor sculptures, pieces of environmental art and historical monuments in Helsinki and they are accessible to everyone. See more and search through the database at HAMhelsinki.fi.