Sculptress Laila Pullisens sculpture “Sibylla” has been erected in front of Kunts museum of modern art in Vaasa’s Inner harbour. Funding for the sculpture was acquired through Veljekset Gröndahlin säätiö and the sculpture is the newest public artwork in Vaasa.
Laila Pullinen (1933-2015) was the best known finnish sculptors in Finland and abroad. Her works are being held in all famous museum collections and also in Vaasa’s museums.
Inner harbours sculpute park
The vision of the museums of the city of Vaasa is to form sculpture park style, museums collection profile and activities fitting concentration of public works of art.
Vt. Museum Director Selma Green is pleased that the renovation of Inner harbor has been completed and that a sculpture that is perfectly suitable for its location will be placed on the beach to delight the people.
Parks first artwork is Laila Pullisens work Sibylla
Negotiations for the acquisition of the sculpture were started while the artist was still alive. At the time, Pullinen shared her views on a suitable location for the work and presented several alternatives for a possible sculpture. These views were respected and the selected Sibylla sculpture is well-suited in size and material to its location by the sea.
Photo: Laila Pullinen, Sibylla (2003), photographer: Sonja Ahola