Espoo Museum of Modern Art
Artwork at the Tapiola metro station: Emma leaves a trace
The monumental white sculpture standing on the platform of Tapiola metro station forms part of a multi-genre piece by Kim Simonsson Emma Leaves a Trace. In addition to the sculpture, the piece includes colourful handprints spread around the subway station, as well as a series of digital animations.
The monumental white sculpture standing on the platform of Tapiola metro station forms part of Emma Leaves a Trace, a multi-genre piece by Kim Simonsson marking a new inroad in public art. The hybrid work is the new emblem of EMMA and the Tapiola neighbourhood.
The piece consists of multiple parts: a large bronze sculpture of a girl painted completely white except for one colourful hand, bright splashes of colour spread around the subway station as if to suggest the girl’s handprints, as well as a series of digital animations featuring the mischievous girl painting the streets of Tapiola in the colours of the rainbow.
See the videos where Emma colours the Tapiola metro station and the WeeGee building. When you move in Tapiola, you may come across Emma on digital screens.
Find out how the sculpture Emma Leaves a Trace was made.