Finnish Puzzles

Atte Ourie from Helsinki is known for his enigmatic works. The two cards he sent to Vienna are no exception.

Maybe they show a pirate’s treasure map which you can’t understand, until you solve seven riddles and cast three dangerous spells.

Maybe they hint towards a part of the Kalevala that has been overlooked by its editor Elias Lönnrot. It could be the very part in which Ilmarinen explains exactly how the magic Sampo works.

Or are they aleatoric drawings combined with sound poetry?

Anyway, we decided to combine them with a nice photo of the popular Espanadi Park (©Paasikivi – CC 4.0) to offer our readers a glimpse of the green Finnish capital.

Published by Marius van der Graaf

artist, musician, write & traveler

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