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Juha Mäki-Jussila: Dandelion, 2010. You may not use this photo for commercial purposes. © Photo: Helsinki Art Museum / Hanna Kukorelli


Artist Juha Mäki-Jussila

Latokartano Comprehensive School, Agronominkatu 22, Helsinki

Juha Mäki-Jussila’s work consists of three wall reliefs and one steel sculpture. Entitled Bud, Dandelion and Seed Head, the wall reliefs are mounted near the three entrances. They depict a dandelion in its different stages: as a bud, a flower and as a seed head. The figures are composed of lightweight concrete elements that resemble long and cross stitches.The steel sculpture entitled Dandelion is mounted in the courtyard. The flower is made of steel letters welded onto a round bar, the stem is made of a bent steel pipe. The work is 3.5 metres tall.

Sited at Latokartano Comprehensive School, the work was produced under the Percent for Art programme of the City of Helsinki. It belongs to the collections of the Helsinki Art Museum.

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