Our work group was formed of first year art education students
of universtity of Lapland. Our work took place in Kurtakko,
northern Finland in autumn 2005. There is a large swamp area
where causeway (Telatie) is located. Telatie is route to
other villages. It has had many purposes from delivering
post to picking berries. Our intentions were to make environmental
art which relates to Kurtakko’s history and to learn
the basic principles of environmental art education.
We were told to make an artwork from willow to a village
called Kurtakko. We read an article from Samuli Paulaharju,
which was about the old days of Lapland when cattle-raising
was still the main source of living. We think that we achieved
our goal very well. Our work is easily recognized and fits
to it’s surroundings telling the story of old cattle-raising
days. We learned about team work and basic principles on
working with nature.