Lindfors’s 16-metre-tall sculpture moves in the wind like a giant weather vane. The sculpture is made of stainless steel, and its massive sail not only works as its source of energy but also as a big screen. The projectors attached to the creature’s wings reflect messages for guests arriving at the airport.
According to Lindfors, the work of art is a flying fantasy that will eternally and unpredictably keep on moving above us, fuelled by the wind. The winged sculpture resembles a bird, which is a symbol of aviation and communication bringing together different nations. It is especially well suited for the airport, especially now that Helsinki Airport is renewing and expanding (https://www.finavia.fi/en/about-finavia/development-airports/helsinki-airport-development-programme) through Finavia’s significant development programme.
The Skydreamer sculpture as the symbol of the airport is a continuum for Finavia’s Art Port concept that aims at offering passengers new and surprising services. Airport experiences are a great way of standing out among other possible international transfer airports. Art also has a positive effect on passengers’ satisfaction, which is why it also forms a part of developing Finavia’s customer experience.
The name of the artwork, Skydreamer, was found through an open competition. The winning suggestion was made by Ulla Madetoja from Vantaa.