A Finnish Factory Worker Dies, Leaving Behind A Wonderland Sculpture Garden

A Finnish Factory Worker Dies, Leaving Behind A Wonderland Sculpture Garden
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Veijo Rönkkönen (1942-2010) built remarkable park in Koitsanlahti, Parikkala, close to the Russian border in Finland. He worked on the site of some half a hectare for nearly 50 years. His hard work resulted in about 560 concrete statues and a magnificent garden. The young Veijo Rönkkönen was known to be very guarded. Art making was his way of communicating with the outside world; he did not dare to venture out into the world but instead invited the world to come and see him. Continue reading »