• Fire Sculpture
  • Fire Sculpture
  • Fire Sculpture
  • Fire Sculpture
  • Fire Sculpture
  • Fire Sculpture

Fire Sculpture

Each year, the University of Lapland (Lapin Yliopisto) provides a course for students to participate in the annual River Lights event.

Fire Sculpture is a traditional art form in Lapland, and this course enables the students (particularly international students) to immerse themselves in the Lappish culture and construct their own sculptures to contribute to the event.

In 2013, I participated in the River Lights event (with the theme being 'Finnish Architecture') by being part of a team of 7 students to construct a set of triangle sculptures to represent the three movements visible in Finnish architecture throughout history; traditional, progressive and modern.

As you can see from the photos to the left, my involvement within the team included coming up with the concept and logistics of the design, through to constructing the sculpture towers, and finally being one of three people to set fire to the sculptures on the night of the River Lights event.

Photos courtesy of Ana Itemu

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