Parikkala sculpture park

A Swimming Pool of sorts...
A Swimming Pool of sorts…

In the midst of the forest in the very Eastern part of Southern Finland you can find a pool of people amidst the Pine, Birch and Fir-trees. Parikkala sculpture park is the work of Veijo Rönkkönen (1944–2010) who was a self taught artist and a full time paper mill worker that lived in this part of Southern Finland, very close to the Russian border.

Below are some of the more interesting pieces in the garden, but there are many more to see. If you have a chance, take the 3 1/2 hr drive or so from Helsinki to see the gardens – I think you will appreciate it!

Here is a link to the website – http://www.patsaspuisto.net/the-parikkala-sculpture-park/

The Gardener
The Gardener
A closer look at one of the sculptures in the "Pool"
A closer look at one of the sculptures in the “Pool”
A detail of one of the sculptures in the "Pool"
A detail of one of the sculptures in the “Pool”
The Preacher & the Lady
The Preacher & the Lady
Egyptians maybe?
Egyptians maybe?
Napoleon
Napoleon
Row of people
Row of people
Close-up of Row figure
Close-up of Row figure
Soldier
Soldier
Woman in Chains
Woman in Chains
Woman and Death
Woman and Death
African scene
African scene
Detail of Africa with Women Washing Clothes
Detail of Africa with Women Washing Clothes
Funky Tree
Funky Tree
Moss Covered
Moss Covered
Moss Covered detail of Head
Moss Covered detail of Head
Gardener at rest on rock
Gardener at rest on rock
Figure
Figure
Flowers
Flowers in the garden

 

 

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