On Monday, in the pouring rain, Salmi and a band of Helsinki volunteers set up a labyrinth of 100,000 gerberas in front of the main railway station.
"The idea is to bring a flower meadow into the hard centre and Helsinki, to make people stop and show them the importance of nature," explains Salmi.
A History of Flower Power
Nature, particularly flowers, are a recurring theme in Salmi's works. The aim of this installation is to show how important nature is to humans' surroundings and welfare.
In 2007, Salmi recruited helpers to cover the steps of Parliament with 60,000 blooms.
"This is a pretty big job, but luckily there are a lot of people helping," says Salmi. "It's been fun, even though this time there are fewer people because the bad weather has scared people off."
The gerbera labyrinth will be on display until Friday.
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