Sculptures

Terrribly valuable
Finland bottled and canned


Terrribly valuable

What will be valuable in the future? What will it look like? The students of the Helsinki Upper Secondary School of Visual Arts examined these questions in their sculptures.


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Hanna Hellgren
Untitled
2016
Textile, different materials


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Iiris Juvonen
Untitled
2016
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The work is inspired by the sea as well as by traditional tiaras and valuable headgear. Crowns generally reflect high status, but I wanted to emphasise that beautiful things can also be obtained from inexpensive materials.


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Anni Jurvanen
Untitled
2016
Textile, different materials

The work was inspired by the use and value of recycled materials. The black papers are sweet wrappings. I thought that black and gold make a valuable-looking combination. Black birds, on the other hand, are sad. I’ve been folding birds for many years, because I once read that, according to a Japanese legend, you will receive a wish or good luck by folding 1,000 origami cranes. I've probably already folded more than a thousand of them, but I still sometimes fold them. I wanted with my work only to create something beautiful; it holds no more remarkable message than that. Let everyone interpret it for themselves.


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Liisa Kantokorpi
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2016
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Emma Kettunen
Untitled
2016
Textile, different materials


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Jessika Rosvall
Untitled
2016
Textile, different materials

The inspiration for the work came from felting course works, various materials and the theme of the work itself. Money and the images associated with it inspired me to make jewellery and decorations as well as wings, with which it is possible to fly. The work tells of beauty, how people react to it and what people are willing to do for it.


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Milena Savola
Untitled
2016
Textile, different materials


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Ylva Wahlström
Helmi
2016
Textile, different materials

Expensive brought to my mind glitter, the glitter of the sea.


Finland bottled and canned

Finland in a package, the sales items of the future. The artists have designed and implemented packages in which there is something Finnish. The form and colour of each package tell of its contents. The contents vary between the concrete and the intangible. The artists are students of the Helsinki Upper Secondary School of Visual Arts.


Markus Anttonen
Bird song
2016


Miska Dounaev
Finnish milk pastilles
2016


Emma El Mountassir
Blue eye - eye drops
2016

Too much optimism or naiveté is bad if it prevents or slows change for the better.


Aapo Franssila
Untitled
2016


Mara Harju
Finnish birch tea
2016

I came up with the idea that instead of normal tea leaves, I would use the leaves of the national tree of Finland, the silver birch.


Pihla Henttunen
Illuminati
2016


Beatrice Joakit
Untitled
2016


Emma Kamutta
Folk dance
2016

A sudden desire to dance might strike in surprising situations. With the aid of a pocket-size folk-dance package, you can satisfy your folk-dance passion wherever and whenever you like. The package contains a roll of woven ribbon, which will turn any situation into a true dancing moment. So a wear a red ribbon and step to the rhythm!


Annina Kauppila
Untitled
2016


Josua Kerkis
Untitled
2016


Martta Kiikeri
Winter darkness
2016


Mai Kovanen
Sisu supplement
2016

The task was to package Finland and Finnishness – and what describes the traditional Finnish persona better than sisu (unyielding determination)? And what would happen if contemporary Finns considered that they had insufficient sisu, and unable to accomplish the same kind of deeds as previous generations? Their identity would suffer. Therefore: why couldn’t today’s pharmaceutical industry come to the rescue? After all, we don’t get vitamins from fruit anymore, but from bottles. Why would we trouble ourselves about sisu, if we could open a packet of it?


Vera Lehtoranta
Untitled
2016


Allikaisa Mallasto
Tears of the rapids workers
2016

During the summer holidays, I came across many delightful old black-and-white films. These films often presented a wide range of traditional Finnish skills, such as handicrafts and agricultural expertise. One example that came to mind were the rapids workers. Balancing on top of logs is not the easiest task. In part, this bit of Finnish history shows: no matter what has happened in our history, we have always picked ourselves up and prospered.


Anniina Marjakangas
Midsummer’s night
2016


Inka Mattila
Untitled
2016


Kaisa Mäki
Salmiakki-lingonberry pastilles
2016

The theme of the work was if Finland could be put in a package, then what would it be? I began to think about Finnish flavours. Salmiakki (salty liquorice) and lingonberry were the first things that came to mind. Next, I wondered what to do with them. After many possible options, I decided on pastilles.


Nelli Oksanen
Salmiakki
2016

I tried to encapsulate Finnishness in a single package. Salmiakki (salty liquorice) seemed a good idea.


Suvi Pensala
Enchanted forest pins
2016

The package is a matchbox containing conifer trees needles. It was inspired by Jean Sibelius, who carried moss in a matchbox to provide inspiration for his compositions. The conifer needles may be considered a metaphor for hairpins.


Helmi Roininen
A summer’s night
2016

I received inspiration for the work by thinking about my favourite things about Finland, and the first thing that came to mind were the beautiful summer colours, especially the sunrises and sunsets. I thought about my old summer memories and decided on a memory in which my friends and I stayed up all night to watch the sunrise. Inspired by the memory, I wanted to portray in my work the colours and mood of a Finnish summer night’s sky.


Noora Rouvinen
Finnish summer
2016

The theme of the work was to develop a package for some Finnish-oriented issue. I received inspiration for my work from my personal experiences with the Finnish summer. Every time my family and I set off for the summer cottage, the rain seems to follow us. Similarly, after the end of the holiday and when we return to work/school, the sun begins to shine again. The work therefore encapsulates a typical Finnish summer.


Jasmin Salonen
Finnishness in one package
2016

I received inspiration for the work from Finnishness as a whole: from Finnish culture and customs, which are very stereotypical for us Finns.


Essi Salonheimo
Finnish determination!
2016

The inspiration for the work came from Finnishness and the Finnish will to endure when things get stuff.


Ronja Sandell
Open-mindedness
2016


Ramla Selenius
Untitled
2016


Sara Selonen
Untitled
2016


Eve Semenova
Finnish ice hockey success – hand lotion
2016


Sole Stenfors
Untitled
2016


Uliana Syroezhina
The idea of Finland
2016

The work depicts Finnishness and the idea of Finland. My thinking was whether Finnishness could be analysed and whether it really exists and, if so, how it is expressed. I am from Russian Karelia and there, too, there are saunas, the Northern Lights and beautiful nature, but I am, however, Russian not Finnish. To my mind, Finnishness cannot be depicted, even though it is depicted in every Finnish work, architectural design and person. Finnishness is a spirit that is everywhere and does not mean a specific thing. For that reason, my box is empty.