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Pekka Purhonen: Palapeli / Puzzle, 2003. You may not use this photo for commercial purposes. © Photo: Helsinki Art Museum / Hanna Kukorelli

Palapeli / Puzzle

Artist Pekka Purhonen

, Helsinki

Pekka Purhonen’s (b. 1967) jovial work entitled Puzzle is situated on Elka’s nursery school exterior wall under the rain canopy. The snowman is depicted in summery colours resting in the sunshade on the beach. The Puzzle is hung so that not all pieces are yet in place, as if the puzzle is yet unresolved. In a sensitive yet symbolic way, the artist wanted to depict how people’s lives consist of pieces. Especially from a child’s point of view, the world is still an uncompleted puzzle.

The work was commissioned with the Percent for Art funds budgeted for artworks in new buildings and City developments. It belongs to the collections of the Helsinki Art Museum.

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