Artist Terhi Ekebom's work series Turquoise flow in the H building of the Vaasa Central Hospital contains eight sea-themed wall paintings. The series depicts water as a gentle and supportive, turquoise resting place, which is nevertheless in motion. The movement directions of the flow follow the movement of the hospital users in the space.
The series of ceramic sculptures “Valoa pinnan alla” (light below the surface) by Paula Blåfield, located in the H Building of the Vaasa Central Hospital depicts the rich underwater world of the flads and gloes of the Northern Quark. A variety of underwater growth glimmers as the sun sheds light on them through the water.
Created by the sculptor Kim Jotuni, “Puu” (tree) located in the H Building of the Vaasa Central Hospital is made of laminated pine board and painted pine squares set on a background of birch plywood. Jotuni wanted to make a wooden work for the hospital due to the material being an ecologically sound choice and also because the material goes hand in hand with the theme of the work.
The series of works created for the H Building of the Vaasa Central Hospital by the visual artist Janna Syvänoja comprises the works “Laguuni” (lagoon), “Maa kohoaa” (earth rises) and “Kaislikossa” (in the reeds) . Syvänoja collected the material for the works from beaches. For her, the material in itself constitutes an important point of departure for the content and visual expression of the work. The original materials, familiar to everyone, remain themselves in the work, reminding of their past.
The painting “Vistiahon lato Kiiskiseltä” (Vistiaho barn from Kiiskinen) by the painter Elina Försti is located in the H Building of the Vaasa Central Hospital. Försti wanted to make for the hospital a painting of an intact and upright barn. In her painting, she wanted to depict the period of early spring when some of the fields have already been ploughed, but some old stubble still remains. Spring is a significant time of the year for Elina Försti, as that is when light is at its purest and the waking nature at its most beautiful.
The sculpture “Exuvia” by sculptors Pekka and Teija Isorättyä is located in the H Building of the Vaasa Central Hospital and depicts a common blue damselfly found in gulfs of seas and lakes. The Isorättyä couple got the idea for the sculpture on a hot summer morning while sailing on waters of the Northern Quark. A large group of turquoise common blue damselflies flew around their boat, like dancing pixies.
The animation “Landet andas” (land breaths) by Geir Byrkjeland depicts our unique archipelago. The work is located in the H Building of the Vaasa Central Hospital. The Vaasa region is home to one of the few geological phenomena that can be experienced during a person’s lifetime. The phenomenon in question is land uplift, a remnant of the last ice age.
Created by the ceramicist Laura Pehkonen, the series of works “Merellä” (at sea) is a viewable and touchable abstract ceramic wall relief. Located on the walls of the 4th through to 6th floors of the H Building of the Vaasa Central Hospital, the work is a collage composed of several parts made out of unique, hand-made ceramic pieces.
The so-called Percent for Art Principle was applied in procuring art for the H Building of the Vaasa Central Hospital in order to bring joy to both the hospital’s customers as well as the people who work there. The art found in the H building comprises both works commissioned for the hospital and deposited works. In addition, photographs from the various municipalities of the wellbeing services county can be found printed on different surfaces.