Piiloleikki is a series of 30 ministatues located the shore of the Aurajoki river in Turku, Finland. The statues are hiding in plain sight, waiting for observant passers-by to find them.
Oona Tikkaoja, an artist living in Turku, worked with 30 children to complete the statues. Each child got to plan and cast their own image in brass.
A paper map is that can be used to find the statues is available from the Turku main library or online as pdf.
Traditionally brass is used by well-established artists in statues placed in valued locations. In Piiloleikki, brass was given to children to mould their own images, and they are located in non-locations of the city: curbs, corners and crevices. The artist wanted to question the established attitudes towards public art.
Piiloleikki is a part of three functional artworks ordered by the Central Park of Culture and Exercise of Turku.
For more information on other works of art by Oona Tikkaoja, visit vikuri.com.