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Metsanhenki on his pick-up truck
Metsanhenki on his pick-up truck
Scale model of Metsanhenki for Helsinki Festival
The building process of the big Metsanhenki puppet

The frame and the start of Metsanhenki Finland
Metsanhenki puppet final stages
Metsanhenki takes to the streets of Helsinki
Close-up shot of  Metsanhenki's beard

Metsanhenki in the background at one of the workshops
Roger and M!a pose with a South African representative in Helsinki
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HELSINKI FESTIVAL, AUGUST 2011 - Part 1

These photographs show "Metsanhenki", a large puppet used to promote the puppet building workshops held around the City of Helsinki in Finland preceding the Helsinki Festival.

Summary:
In January 2010 Roger traveled to Finland where he met with Airan Berg and the Helsinki Festival Organizers. They discussed a new workshop to be held in the month preceding the Helsinki Festival.

The designs for the masks and puppets were to be common creatures of Finland as well as a big Creature to be used for promoting the workshops, this would be "Metsanhenki" (A Spirit of Nature)

Roger went back to South Africa where he designed a scale model of the big puppet and with the help of M!a van Zyl came up with the designs for the eight small puppets.

In August Roger and M!a van Zyl joined Airan in Helsinki for the building process and the Parade. About 4000 puppets were built in workshops around the city of Helsinki and most of these returned with their builders on the night of the Parade.

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