Sweden’s centenary gift to Finland – ‘Free Fall’
At a reception on 31 October at Hanaholmen, the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre on the outskirts of Helsinki, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipilä unveiled ‘Free Fall’, a sculpture by artist Anna Uddenberg.
The sculpture is one of the centenary gifts to Finland from the Swedish state. The gift was announced by HM the King of Sweden on 1 June in connection with the official celebration of Finland’s centenary by the Nordic heads of state and government.
‘Free Fall’ is a bronze sculpture set four metres up in the air with a water jet fountain – a contemporary statue of liberty.