Viktor Jansson: Convolvulus, 1931 © Kuva: HAM / Maija Toivanen

Convolvulus

1931
Viktor Jansson

From the first moments, Tove’s life was captured in the artwork of her parents, illustrator Signe Hammarsten-Jansson (1882-1970) and sculptor Viktor Jansson (1886-1958). The sculpture of two women in Kaisaniemi Park was one of the works that Tove modelled for by request of her father, Faffan. The name Convolvulus refers to the botanical name of the bindweed plant – known as ‘lifeline’ in Finnish. The statue has been seen as a symbol for the arrival of spring.

The statue was a winning entry in a call for artists organised by the City of Helsinki  to decorate the cityscape.