Saturday Statues – Sea Lives

Remember when I went to the contemporary art museum Kiasma in Helsinki? And remember that gorgeously colorful art by Korean Choi Jeong Hwa? Well, this week his marine inspired work – Sea Lives – was out there for all to see at Helsinki’s Senate Square.



I love the giant octopus. People could tie their own pieces of recycled plastic bags onto the octopus to make it fuller.




Oh, andΒ look at this cutiepie! If you want to see these for yourself, this weekend is your last chance.


I am sadly ending this linkup as it hasn’t really picked up. This is the last week the link is open and from next week onwards statues might or might not appear in random posts on this blog. Thank you to all who have taken part, it’s been fun following your statues from all over the world!


21 thoughts on “Saturday Statues – Sea Lives

  1. It wasn’t until I got to the octopus that I realized these were made from plastic bags. Wow!
    I like the surprised look in the eyes of the fish … I can imagine them saying ‘how the hell did I get here?” πŸ˜€

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  2. Love the fish and the octopus! I think this would be a great exhibit to have on the waterfront in Downtown West Palm Beach. What do they do if it rains?? Can they withstand the weather?

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    1. You are right, it would be excellent for Florida beachfronts! Well these are made from recycled plastic bags, so I would assume they would be okay even if it rains. You can never know with the weather over here, so they must be made to withstand anything πŸ˜›


    1. Thank you Marion! These were actually part of the Nights of the Arts – a yearly event. But this is all I saw of it, maybe next year I will make an effort to see more πŸ™‚ xx

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  3. Great post, very interesting! I wonder if those things are still there? I missed them, obviously, as usual! I seem to always be too tired or too busy after work to do anything extra besides my usual hobbies. I did remember it was Arts’ Night but haven’t been that impressed in previous years so just kind of skipped it. Looks like I was wrong! πŸ™‚

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    1. They are still there but Sunday is the last day! This is all I saw of the Night of the Arts but heard there was a great show behind the opera house – snippets of their upcoming shows. I wish I’d seen that…

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  4. Quite a random thing to have on the square! But would have been fun to see it. I do like how there seems to be more and more random things appearing in Helsinki, makes the city so much more exciting. Even if you finish the linking opportunity, maybe you want to continue posting the statues you see? I love seeing them (just on the home-daycare-work-hobby there isn’t too much to participate with…)

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment! Yes, I think I will most likely still do some statue posts because I have so many photos of them waiting πŸ˜› Actually the fish were part of the Night of the Arts, but still quite a random thing to have on the square.

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