The Globe Statue in Mahlu
Middle Finland, Whenever, Memorial
Matti Rutanen’s monument proclaiming world peace in the village of Mahlu in Saarijärvi. The sturdy biblical sculpture is a powerful monument, and on the scenic forest slope where it stands it is accompanied by modest buildings related to the long-awaited visit by Queen Elizabeth.
More information about the site in Finnish: retkipaikka.fi, Wikipedia, a documentary about the artist on Yle’s Elävä arkisto.
Images: Raija Kallioinen / ITE art surveys, ITE in Central Finland (2007-2010)MSL
ADDRESS Myllymäentie 1535, 43220 Mahlu, Saarijärvi
OPEN The site can be visited at any time.