|pictures courtesy of Risto Salmi, |
from his website and Facebook-account
Savonlinna is a municipality with around 33000 inhabitants in South Savonia, Finland, an area known for its many lakes.
From the point of view of art environments, the area also deserves to be known for the specific creations made by Risto Salmi, both masonry structures and a large variety of iron sculptures mainly made of scrap metal from brick kilns that needed to be renovated.
|Olavi, the housekeeper|
Life and works
Born in 1956, Risto Salmi after his primary education probably had a vocational training before starting to work as a bricklayer at the age of 20.
He has now worked in this profession for more than 40 years. In 2007 Salmi founded his own company called Uunisuutari Risto Salmi. His son Antin is also employed there.
|a sportsman wearing a four wind cap|
* Video (July 2020, 4'50", YouTube)