Commissions and Public Art Puu pursuu, West Village, Kakslauttanen, Lapland, Finland Waternity, Open Spaces, Feutersoey, Switzerland Muistamme, Malmi cemetery, Helsinki Jox daje ci jantu xaaju-bëccëg bi, Saint-Louis, Senegal Out of Context, Mary Thomson House, Albany, Australia XX, Kaapelitehdas (Cable Factory), Helsinki Valoon, Helsinki Prison Ole rohkea, Helsinki School of Natural Sciences Et voi koskaan tietää kaikkea mistään, The Media Centre of Education Department, Helsinki Kunnianosoitus kouluruokailulle, Tammisalo school/kindergarden, Helsinki Avaruusryijy, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki Sermip ingerlaarfia allakkoortoq , Qaqortoq, Greenland


The work of art is hanging in the inner court yard of Helsinki prison.
All the traffic, in or out, goes through this space.
The inner court yard is where the inside of the prison begins and outside ends.
Valoon is seen by everybody passing the space.

This is the first commissioned work of art in Finnish prisons.
It was made possible by UUTTA-project of Arts Council of Helsinki Metropolitan Region.
photos: Ulla Paakkunainen

Hanging ribbons of chrome-plated pearls make together a rotation geometry.

The form widens upward also when looked through the central hole.

The material used is familiar. The same you find connecting a bung with a sink.