Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

November 2, 2016

Sculpture park / Parque de esculturas / Parc de sculptures / Parque de Esculturas

In English:

Matti Lepistö’s Sculpture park is in a small town called Raahe on the western coast of Finland. Easiest way to reach it, is to take a bus from Oulu. The distance from Oulu is only 75.5 kilometers / 47 miles to the south and from Helsinki 603 kilometers / 375 miles to the north.

This sculpture park consist about 250 sculptures, is on the home yard of the artist Matti Lepistö. First sculptures he made about 35 years ago. The material he uses for making his sculptures is cement. Years and surrounding nature have left their marks on some sculptures. Sculpture park is open in summer and has no entrance fee, but as good habits require, a voluntary payment is a nice way to show respect for the artist.
First four photos took my wife and the rest are mine. First photo shows the parking field and the Sculpture park in on the other side of the road.

Matti’s art is so called ITE-art, which is Finnish contemporary folk art. The Abbreviation ITE, come from Finnish words Itse Tehty Elämä = Self Made Life. Every one of us can self-evaluate the art of Matti. Welcome to make a virtual visit with us.

En español:

El parque de la escultura de Matti Lepistö se encuentra en una pequeña ciudad llamada Raahe en la costa oeste de Finlandia. La manera más fácil para llegar a él, es tomar un autobús desde Oulu. La distancia desde Oulu es a solamente 75,5 kilometros / 47 millas al sur de Helsinki y 603 kilómetros / 375 millas al norte.

Este parque de esculturas consiste alrededor de 250 esculturas, que se encuentran en el patio de la casa del artista Matti Lepistö. Las primeras esculturas que el hizo hace unos 35 años. El material que se utilizaba para la fabricación de las esculturas, es el cemento. Los años y la naturaleza de los alrededores han dejado su huella en algunas esculturas. El parque de esculturas está abierto en verano y no hay ningún entrada, pero como buenos hábitos requieren, un pago voluntario es una buena manera de mostrar respeto por el artista.

Las cuatro primeras fotos tomó mi esposa y el resto son mías. La primera foto vos muestra el campo de aparcamiento y el parque de esculturas se sitúa en el otro lado de la carretera.

El arte de Matti se llama el arte ITE, que es el finlandés arte popular contemporáneo. La Abreviatura del ITE, proviene de las palabras finlandesas Itse Tehty Elämä = Auto Hecho Vida. Cada uno de nosotros puede autoevaluar el arte de Matti. Bienvenido hacer un tour virtual con nosotros.

En francais:

Le parc de sculptures de Matti Lepistö est situé dans une petite ville appelée Raahe sur la côte ouest de la Finlande. La manière la plus facile à atteindre, est de prendre un bus de Oulu. La distance de Oulu n’est qu’à 75,5 km / 47 miles au sud et de Helsinki à 603 kilomètres / 375 miles au nord.

Ce parc de sculptures se composent d’environ 250 sculptures, sont dans la cour de la maison de l’artiste Matti Lepistö. Les premières sculptures lesquelles il faisait il y a 35 ans. Le matériel qu’il utilise pour la fabrication de ses sculptures est le ciment. Les années et la nature environnante ont laissé leurs marques sur quelques sculptures. Le parc de sculptures est ouvert en été et n’a pas de frais d’entrée, mais comme de bonnes habitudes exigent, un paiement volontaire est une belle façon pour rendre hommage à l’artiste.

Les premières quatre photos ont été prises par ma femme et les autres, je les ai prises. Première photo montre le champ de stationnement et le parc de sculptures à l’autre côté de la route.

L’art de Matti est ainsi appelé ITE-art, qui est l’art populaire finlandais contemporain. Le Abréviation ITE, viennent de mots finlandais Itse Tehty elämä = Soi-même Fait Vie. Chacun de nous peut auto-évaluer l’art de Matti. Bienvenue à la visite virtuelle avec nous.

Em português:

O parque de escultura de Matti Lepistö fica em uma pequena cidade chamada Raahe, na costa oeste da Finlândia. A maneira mais fácil de chegar é tomar um ônibus de Oulu. A distância de Oulu é de apenas 75,5 km / 47 milhas ao sul e de Helsínquia é 603 km / 375 milhas ao norte.

Este parque de esculturas tem de cerca de 250 esculturas, encontradas no pátio da casa do artista Matti Lepistö. As primeiras esculturas que ele fazia há 35 anos. O material usado para fazer esculturas, é de cimento. Os anos e a natureza ao redor deixaram suas marcas nas algumas esculturas. O parque de esculturas está aberto no verão e não há nenhuma taxa inclusa, mas como bons hábitos requerem um pagamento voluntário é uma boa maneira de mostrar respeito para o artista.

Os primeiros quatro fotos foram tiradas por minha esposa e os outros, eu os levei. A primeira imagem mostra o campo de estacionamento e o parque de esculturas fica no outro lado da estrada.

A arte de Matti é chamado de arte de ITE, o arte popular finlandês contemporânea. A abreviatura ITE vem das palavras finlandesas Itse Tehty elämä = Auto Feito Vida. Cada um de nós pode auto-avaliar o arte de Matti. Seja bem vindo a uma visita virtual conosco.

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Other artists – awesome works / Otras artistas – obras impresionantes / Autres artistes – œuvres impressionnantes / Outros artistas – obras impressionantes

Village artist / Artista del pueblo / Artiste villageois

Wacky statues / Estatuas tontas / Statues drôles .

80 Comments »

  1. Interesting, is he selling some of these or is it just a viewing gallery?

    Comment by Photography Journal Blog — November 2, 2016 @ 08:22 | Reply

  2. Looks great some real funny sculptures too. I like the egg with the hand coming out….. Thanks for taking us there!

    Comment by utesmile — November 2, 2016 @ 09:13 | Reply

    • Hello Ute.

      Thank You commenting. I am glad that You did find among these sculptures something interesting. For a photographer who visits this park for the first time, there are too much to see and to explore details of them.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 2, 2016 @ 09:30 | Reply

  3. ¡Me encanta este parque! Muy original. Gracias por compartir tus fotos.

    Comment by Weekend Adventures — November 2, 2016 @ 09:23 | Reply

    • Hola Isabel.

      Me alegra que te gusten mis fotos. Muchas gracias al hacer tu commentario,

      ¡Buen día!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 2, 2016 @ 09:36 | Reply

  4. Qué maravilla. Gran reportaje como siempre, con excelentes fotos e información. Muchísimas gracias.
    Saludos y ¡buen día!

    Comment by Isabel F. Bernaldo de Quirós — November 2, 2016 @ 10:11 | Reply

    • Hola Isabel.

      ¡Estoy contento que te gusten estas estatuas! Mil gracias por tu visita!

      ¡Que tengas un muy buen día!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 2, 2016 @ 10:54 | Reply

  5. Lovely, these big choice of sculptures to see, I think, especially in summer? Thank you very much for having shown them to me. Best regards

    Comment by Martina Ramsauer — November 2, 2016 @ 10:25 | Reply

    • Hello Martina.

      Thank You. This sculpture park is awesome and full of different artistic statues. I had a “problem” about what to choose for my presentation.🙂

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 2, 2016 @ 11:03 | Reply

  6. Very interesting to see photos of these life like sculptures Matti, thank you.

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller — November 2, 2016 @ 10:53 | Reply

    • Hi Marion.

      Thank You for Your praising words. I am now back after moving to Helsinki from Mikkeli. In next post, I will reveal what the photo of my previous post presented.🙂

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 2, 2016 @ 11:18 | Reply

      • I hope your move went well and you are happy in your new Helsinki home. You might have missed the last few posts in my visit to Helsinki series if you might like to rake a look. Good to hear from you again, M.

        Comment by Little Miss Traveller — November 2, 2016 @ 11:23 | Reply

        • Hi Marion.

          Yes, I have missed probably many posts, but I think that You missed my post:

          Offline.

          In my answers many were amazed how we moved. .) Matti.

          Comment by Sartenada — November 2, 2016 @ 11:56 | Reply

  7. It is amazing there are 250 things sculpture in the garden of the house. This is a great sculpture park.

    Comment by wakasahs15th — November 2, 2016 @ 11:01 | Reply

    • Hello Wakasahs15th.

      The Place fantastic, but not well known. We found it the article in a newspaper. Thank You.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 2, 2016 @ 11:28 | Reply

  8. amazing sculptures

    Comment by Tanja — November 2, 2016 @ 12:01 | Reply

    • Hello Tanja.

      I am glad that You loved my photos. Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 3, 2016 @ 08:14 | Reply

  9. You could easily spend a few hours here looking at all the sculptures. The expressions on all the faces are wonderful.

    Comment by the eternal traveller — November 2, 2016 @ 12:11 | Reply

    • Hi Carol.

      Thank You. It took time for us took study them. I am glad that You love my photos.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 2, 2016 @ 13:06 | Reply

  10. Beautiful photos of very interesting sculptures! Thank you for sharing😀

    Comment by T Ibara Photo — November 2, 2016 @ 12:19 | Reply

    • Hello Takami.

      Very nice to read that You loved my photos. Thank You.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 2, 2016 @ 12:30 | Reply

  11. This is a fascinating sculpture park. I really like the expressions on the faces of some of the sculptures, and the texture is fantastic. Thanks for sharing your visit with us.

    Comment by seniorhiker — November 2, 2016 @ 15:51 | Reply

    • Hi George.

      Thank You for Your kind comment. I loved also faces of some sculptures.

      Have week.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 3, 2016 @ 08:23 | Reply

  12. Hello Sartenada.

    I feel,many sculptures tractive natural beauty ^^.
    I look sculptures on street ,but do not know such park.
    Thank You .

    Comment by そのちゃん — November 2, 2016 @ 16:01 | Reply

    • Hello そのちゃん.

      Thank You loving my photos and leaving Your kind comment.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — November 3, 2016 @ 08:25 | Reply

  13. I’m surprised at quantity of sculptures.
    Each one is so funny.

    Comment by 洋子 — November 2, 2016 @ 17:23 | Reply

    • Hello August.

      I am very glad that You loved my post and its photos. Thank You.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — November 3, 2016 @ 08:39 | Reply

  14. Gorgeous and amazing park

    Comment by Bernieshoot — November 2, 2016 @ 17:31 | Reply

    • Bonjour Bernard.

      Merci beaucoup. I appreciate Your comment.

      Bonne journée.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 3, 2016 @ 11:03 | Reply

  15. Something fabulous

    Comment by 365dniwobiektywielg — November 2, 2016 @ 17:47 | Reply

  16. interesting & wonderful & littel bit mysterious place,(*´ω`*)

    Comment by kanaconnie — November 2, 2016 @ 18:14 | Reply

    • Hello Connie.

      Thank You for Your comment. I am glad that You loved my photos.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — November 3, 2016 @ 11:07 | Reply

  17. So many “people” (sculptures) in one single garden! It’s difficult to decide where to look first, because all of them have very expressional (and friendly looking) faces, many gesticulate rather interesting and the texture is fantastic. Really amazing as sometimes I hardly can believe that they actually were made out of cement (of course they are).
    What a nice surprise to have the virtual opportunity to walk through Matti Lepistö’s sculpture park! Thank you! It’s nice to have you back again after your move, Matti. ^^

    Have a nice week!
    Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — November 2, 2016 @ 18:34 | Reply

    • Hello Michèle.

      Thank You for Your praising comment. I loved also faces, which were indeed friendly looking. Many sculptures showed a positive attitude to life.🙂

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 3, 2016 @ 11:11 | Reply

  18. Bonsoir Matti
    Ce parc me fait penser à un endroit de comte de fées.
    Très belles photos.
    Je te souhaite une belle journée

    Comment by vever02 — November 2, 2016 @ 19:15 | Reply

    • Bonjour Hervé.

      Merci beaucoup, ravi que mes photos te plaisent.🙂

      Je vous souhaite une excellente journée.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 3, 2016 @ 14:12 | Reply

  19. Wonderful folk art! My favorite one though is the little man with suspenders and big feet. He is most welcome to visit my flower garden.🙂 thanks for the lovely post!

    Comment by Deb — November 2, 2016 @ 20:06 | Reply

    • Hello Deb.

      Very nice. He is smiling jolly chap.🙂 Thank you for Your kind comment and loving my photos.

      Have a nice.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 3, 2016 @ 14:23 | Reply

  20. i tuoi percorsi ci conducono sempre in territori favolosi, dove la fantasia e la creatività eccellono
    davvero molto particolare questa serie ! grazie mille

    Comment by ventisqueras — November 2, 2016 @ 22:53 | Reply

    • Ciao Annalisa.

      Bello il tuo commento, grazie mille!

      Passa una splendida giornata!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 3, 2016 @ 14:38 | Reply

  21. Hello (^^)
    It There is a spectacular concrete sculpture is if there is a reality. Once in the evening I visited this park, I feel a little scary.

    Comment by saganhama — November 3, 2016 @ 03:31 | Reply

    • Hello Saganhama.

      Thank You commenting my photos and loving them.

      どうもありがとうございます。

      Comment by Sartenada — November 3, 2016 @ 14:59 | Reply

  22. Thank you for sharing. Enjoyed very much…

    Comment by Mary Ann — November 3, 2016 @ 04:56 | Reply

    • Hi Mary Ann.

      Thank you leaving Your kind comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 3, 2016 @ 15:01 | Reply

  23. Nissan “Micra” is We call “March” in JAPAN.
    These statues is real!
    Thank you!

    Comment by キース — November 3, 2016 @ 06:53 | Reply

    • Hello Keith.

      Thank You for your comment and informtion about Micra. Nowadays Nissan Qashqai is on the third of the most sold cars in Finland.🙂

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 3, 2016 @ 15:30 | Reply

  24. Those are amazing sculptures! You and your wife did a wonderful job photographing them. I loved the faces on many of the sculptures. They showed joy and optimism of the people as he must have envisioned them or knew them.

    I’m glad to hear that you are settled into your new home and are posting photos again!

    Comment by montucky — November 3, 2016 @ 07:35 | Reply

    • Hi Terry.

      Thank You for Your kind comment and making excellent observation about these sculptures. I am glad that You loved these sculptures.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 3, 2016 @ 15:33 | Reply

  25. ITE-taide on parasta! Tuo puisto on huikea! Olisi hienoa nähdä nuo patsaat livenä. Kiitos esittelystä!

    Comment by susupetal — November 3, 2016 @ 09:22 | Reply

    • Tervehdys.

      Minunkin mielestä ITE-taide on parasta. Suomessa on uskomattoman hyviä itse oppineinta taiteilijoita, joilla riittää mielikuvitusta ja jotka osaavat toteuttaa sisäisen näkemyksensä.🙂 Kiitos kommentista.

      Hyvää päivänjatkoa.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 3, 2016 @ 15:37 | Reply

  26. Your comment on my Oslo Statues today led me to you wonderful collection of photographs. I would love to visit myself some day.

    Comment by Roland's Ragbag — November 3, 2016 @ 16:25 | Reply

    • Hello Roland.

      Thank you. You are welcome to visit my country any time. Select Your favorite season and find Finland’s beauty.

      Happy and safe travels.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 4, 2016 @ 08:51 | Reply

  27. Very, very,very interesting and so “new”, for me!
    Appreciate all the amazing photos of these stunning statues…
    Thanks for the share…

    Comment by 76sanfermo — November 3, 2016 @ 16:29 | Reply

    • Ciao Anna.

      Thank you, this park was new to me also.🙂 Btw, Did You solve my mystery photo of me previous post in which I told that I will move to Helsinki?

      Offline.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 4, 2016 @ 08:57 | Reply

  28. What a fascinating place to visit. I would love to explore it all.

    Comment by Sue Slaght — November 3, 2016 @ 23:19 | Reply

    • Hello Sue.

      I am glad that You loved my photos. Thank You for Your praising comment.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 4, 2016 @ 09:18 | Reply

  29. They are interesting arts, aren’t they? I also agree that voluntary payment is a nice way to show respect for the artist🙂

    Comment by superkamui — November 4, 2016 @ 09:27 | Reply

    • Hello Watayuki.

      How nice that You loved these sculptures. It was an experience to visit this park. コメントありがとうございます。

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — November 4, 2016 @ 09:37 | Reply

  30. I’m impressed by not only this post but that you know 4 lanuages. Oh my goodness, that is phenomenal! Gorgeous photography! Thank you for putting together such a complex post!❤

    Comment by AmyRose🌹 — November 4, 2016 @ 18:59 | Reply

    • Hello Amyrose.

      Thank You. Languages are my hobby. English I learned in school, Spanish while working 4½ months in Spain, French by reading books with dictionary and Portuguese on two winter courses. My Portuguese teacher was phenomenal. She inspired and encouraged everybody. I am happy that she follows my blog and observe who manage. All these need hard work, because every languages have their own specialties.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 5, 2016 @ 08:50 | Reply

      • I am SO impressed!!! I’m slowly learning German phrases because friends of mine are fluent in this language. SO not easy. I’m still only at the point I am not able to off the top of my head speak except for a few phrases. I must still be reading what I say. Tough but I LOVE the challenge. Languages do not come easy for me yet the more I put JOY into what I am doing, the easier it gets. Just loving the idea you can speak four languages. Which language do you think in? Or do you begin to think in a certain language when you become proficient in it? Curious minds here ….🙂❤

        Comment by AmyRose🌹 — November 6, 2016 @ 02:09 | Reply

        • Hello AmyRose.

          Thank You again. Well, when talking of writing, I have learnt to think in English, Spanish and French, but not yet in Portuguese. I am glad that You are learning a new language – German. My wife speaks it quite god and I know the basics of it.In Finland we are lucky that we can watch movies and series in their original language and having translation on the screen at same time.

          Sometimes we also watch direct from Germany movies and series. This link gives You the possibility to do so:

          ZDF mediatek sendungen-a-z.

          Happy Sunday!

          Comment by Sartenada — November 6, 2016 @ 11:55 | Reply

          • Thank YOU so much for this link. I just bookmarked it. I’m working right now on a very short email to speak in German for a friend who is ill. He has no idea I’ve been practicing and I warned him no belly jiggles with laughter now. I worked hard on my accent. LOL I like to exaggerate my words and in fact ….. shhhhhh ….. I made up my own language so I can just off the top of my head go on and on rolling r’s. I LOVE rolling r’s for some reason. With English there is no r rolling. Now mind you my only audience are my cats and they LOVE it when I speak this “language”. I become dramatic. LOL Too funny. I cannot believe I just told you that. Tee hee …..🙂

            Comment by AmyRose🌹 — November 6, 2016 @ 17:32 | Reply

            • Hi AmyRose.

              Sounds great! I am sure that Your friend enjoyed Your email very much.🙂

              Happy new week!

              Comment by Sartenada — November 7, 2016 @ 07:57 | Reply

  31. What a wonderfully fanciful collection of characters! The facial expressions are imaginative and I like that they live throughout the forest. Thanks for showing us this fun place!

    Comment by Marilyn Albright — November 5, 2016 @ 16:01 | Reply

    • Hello Marilyn.

      I am very glad that You loved my post and its photos. Thank You.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 6, 2016 @ 12:54 | Reply

  32. Bonjour Matti,
    Encore une très jolie découverte.
    Même si tous ces personnages semblent bienveillants, je n’aimerais pas m’aventurer de nuit dans ce parc !
    Belle journée.

    Comment by Marion B. — November 7, 2016 @ 11:12 | Reply

    • Bonjour Marion.

      J’apprécie beaucoup et j’suis heureux que vous avez laissé votre commentaire si gentil. Merci beaucoup.

      Bonne semaine!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 7, 2016 @ 11:55 | Reply

  33. What an incredible find. Some of them look like they are about to come to life. Love the one of the mother holding her kid up.

    Comment by Andy Smart — November 12, 2016 @ 15:21 | Reply

    • Hi Andy.

      I am glad that You visited this park thru my photos. Thank You for your kind comment.

      Happy new week.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 14, 2016 @ 07:56 | Reply

  34. Thank you, Matti, for taking me to this exhibition through your great photos! What a great variety of people and animal sculptures.

    Comment by Tiny — November 14, 2016 @ 07:13 | Reply

    • Hello Helen.

      Thank You for Your praising comment. I am glad that You loved these sculptures.

      Happy new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 14, 2016 @ 08:09 | Reply

  35. what fun! I also like the “lichen-iz-ation” of time.

    Comment by betunada — November 14, 2016 @ 20:15 | Reply

    • Hello Betunada.

      The fact is that Nature wins finally. Marks made by human being last few moments, Nature’s “forever”. Thank You for Your comment.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 15, 2016 @ 08:19 | Reply

  36. Ce jardin de statues est magnifique , quelques statues sont très ” réalistes ” bravo ! l’artiste😉
    Excellente fin de semaine et salutations depuis la Suisse .

    Comment by pierrettej — December 1, 2016 @ 16:18 | Reply

    • Bonjour Pierrette.

      J’aime ces sculptures, car elles sont très différentes de celles que font les professionnels.🙂

      Belle journée à vous.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 2, 2016 @ 09:00 | Reply


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