Born in 1931, Aune Kinnunen lived and worked on a farm with a rather large, natural garden. located in the community of Viitasaari, Finland. After an active and especially creative life, in 2018 in her late 80's, she was included in a local home for the elderly.
Life an works
In the 1960's Aune Kinnunen began decorating the garden with a variety of sculptures, some made of natural materials like the one above (what is it? kind of phantom from the woods or so?) and like the bear below on the slope of the small river.
picture from the Finnish MTK website (on forestry),
where it is not available anymore
picture from the Wilmanet website
The interior of the house has been decorated too, with smaller creations and with sculptures which give one the impression as if they belong to the family or just came along to pay a visit and say hello.
She has also participated in expositions on outsider art in Finland and in the Annan Konst (Other Art) touring exposition (2009/2010).
* article and pictures on the ITEnet website
first published march 2010, last revised jan 2020
Viitasaari, Central Finland, Western and Central Finland