Aune Kinnunen

1931 Finland

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Aune Kinnunen was a farmer‘s wife in Keihärinkoski in central Finland. She began to create environmental art as early as in 1960. She built sculptures...

Aune Kinnunen was a farmer‘s wife in Keihärinkoski in central Finland. She began to create environmental art as early as in 1960. She built sculptures of human and animal figures using natural materials such as moss and soil, but also artificial, harder elements such as cement. The themes are tightly connected to her farm life, but also pose broader questions, for instance of human rights. Her artworks are spread around her farm house. Aune Kinnunen now lives in an old people‘s home in nearby Viitasaari..