Joensuu City Center Development Association

City artwork 2013

Toteemi (The totem)

Benjamin Newton

Location: Central park


The totem pole is an exceptional symbol which is built beautifully into finnish dead pine. It has influences from international art in finnish idioms. This masterpiece has beautiful colours and a hint of finnish nature is combined with universal wood design and totem art.

Äiti kato pupu lentää (Mother look rabbit flies)

Niina Mantsinen

Location: At the marketplace in the corner of Siltakatu.


The flying rabbit was the first painted electrical cabinet. In this artwork fine graphical design is combined with excellent use of colours. It will arouse childrens interest and will stay in mind. It is an artwork that is suprising, humoristic and is made with quality.