holmertz (37739) 2014-09-13 06:07:08The monument to Jean Sibelius shows stylized organ pipes made of steel. It is 8,5 m high, 10,5 m wide, 6,5 m deep and weighs 24 tons. A smaller verson is found in the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
holmertz (37739) 2014-09-13 06:04:13Jean Sibelius is regarded as the national composer of Finland and one of the greatest composers of any of the Nordic countries.
The main monument and this bust were created by Finnish artist Eila Hiltunen and were installed here in 1967. According to Wikipedia this bust was made as a concession to those who considered the main monument too abstract,