Vesa-Pekka Rannikko

Phoenix is ​​a complete work of art which consists of a bird pattern painted and illuminated on the surface of the asphalt, groups of seats located on the square, and cherry tree plantings. With the red glowing evening lighting of the work, the phoenix is reborn at nightfall. The phoenix fable appears in many cultures and mythologies. In the story, the immortal phoenix bird sets itself on fire to always be reborn, symbolizing immortality and rebirth. In Japanese culture, cherry trees, which can also be found in the surroundings of the work, are associated with renewal, optimism and valuing the passing moment.