Wall painting in acrylic, dimensions of 5.5 m wide by 3.2 high, located in the office of the Head master of the Polytechnic University of Turku. ICT-talo, Joukahaisenkatu 3-5, Turku, Finland

The project was conducted in collaboration of “artist-teacher” with the students of the Department of Fine Arts: Emmi Länsman, Jonna Halli, Maria Kivilaakso and Iiris Rusi.

The mural includes various elements of the university, such like students, the historical background of the area, what show the first buildings of the university, very significant local architectural elements, etc. Those first departments and first buildings were dedicated to the training of midwives and, therefore, in the mural the silhouettes of two midwives with babies in their arms are represented.

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Other representative elements of the city of Turku, as its famous cranes former shipyards, unquestionable symbol of its shipbuilding industry also appear.

In the right side of the wall painting it can be saw the numbers of the Fibonacci sequence 1-55 of sculpture by Mario Merz (1994), another distinctive feature of the city.

On the top left it is placed a binary sequence representing the new technology, like the internet, and referring other technological branches there are some architectural elements reminding factories or modern technology.

Mural painting at the head master of TUAS in Turku, Finland

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