Miettunen Sauli - Luonnon osa (2008)

The sculpture Luonnon osa is made of concrete and rocks over a welded iron frame. The concrete is tinted, and the rocks have been chosen according to the shapes of a reindeer. The antlers are welded from stainless iron and stand as large as trees over the pile of rocks. The posture of the statue is reminiscent of a bow-legged, silly-looking reindeer standing frozen on the road in front of a car, unable to understand the danger it is in.

The size of the work, including the antlers, is 300 cm by 200 cm by 150 cm.

The sculpture is part of the Pororaito project. The goal of the project is to increase Rovaniemi's attractiveness as a cultural destination and to enliven the cityscape through art. The project was carried out in cooperation with the Lapland artists' association. Works 1, 10, 11 and 12 were part of the Pororaito project.

In 2020, the sculpture was moved away from the secluded courtyard of Rovaniemi City Hall to the north end of Korundi House of Culture for everyone to access. The piece includes the Vasa relief, which was placed in storage to wait the completion of the renovation of the City Hall's interior.
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