Monday, May 18, 2009


Trying to write the letter "J" around the statue of J. L. Runeberg, a national poet, in honor of conceptual artist and friend, J. O. Mallander.

One of Mallander's early works, as part of a series called "Paper Sculptures" and dating back to almost four decades, depicted said statue with the image of Runeberg covered by a huge upside-down letter J. An early influence on me and a nod to Claes Oldenburg, for sure.

Location: Esplanadin puisto, Helsinki
(see map) (see track only)

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