Peeing in public is not nice. But when a 8.5-metre-tall baby boy does it, there is something sympathetic about it. One night at the beginning of August, this amazed and a bit embarrassed giant boy appeared next to the Finnair Sky Wheel by the Market Square. It is Tommi Toija’s sculpture called Bad Bad Boy, and a part of the sculptor’s exhibition called Mutatis Mutandis at Amos Anderson Art Museum that lasts until 27th of October 2014. The sculpture reminds me of the Manneken Pis in Brussels, but this “little one” has a lovely expression on his face: he looks somehow uncomfortable and not at all boastful like Manneken Pis does. I feel for him.
Peeing Bad Bad Boy – Helsinki’s Manneken Pis