|Sarah with her poetic model|
I met the delightful Sarah Alden last month during our site visit on Seurasaari to lay the foundation. Sarah, a graduate student in Environmental Art at Aalto in Helsinki, became associated with the project after hearing a lecture by Travis and thinking that "it was a far out idea for a project." I couldn't have said it better myself! She has already been to the site numerous times to watch the construction, but is looking forward to seeing the process of the Kalevala come alive. As a Canadian living in Helsinki, she has the unique position to acquaint herself with the Kalevala on a deeper level than a two week visit. Up until the project she had her bits and pieces about it, but now is plenty familiar and can recognize names and terms all around. She definitely has the cultural advantage.