Anja Aho: Children
The children in Anja Aho’s (1931-1992) bronze sculpture Lapset (Children) sit on their knees by the fountain on Yliopistonkatu. In 1957 Aho won a sculpting invitational by the company Rakennus Oy and its managing director Uno Pikarla. Rakennus Oy donated the sculpture to the City of Turku, and in 1959 it was erected by the fountain on the square of the housing cooperative Kasinonkulma.
Sculptures often depict historic events and great men, so to find a sculpture about children is quite rare. Lapset is Turku’s first outdoor sculpture by a woman.