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Olen itä olen länsi / I am east I am west

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I Am East I Am West consists of a large gilt bird made of bronze that is attached by its wing to a column-like red-painted steel pipe. The piece is 5.5 metres high and the bird's wingspan is about 2 metres. The artist Pekka Jylhä (b. 1955) has described the work as follows: "This work of Environmental Art has emerged and developed from a life on the boundary between two cultures. In my childhood i ...

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Kielosaarenpuisto, Talinranta
00350 Helsinki

Text edited by: Culture and Leisure Division, City of Helsinki
Updated: 3/6/2023