Kenkälintu means The Shoebird. It’s a piece of art in the centre of Orivesi, next to the Municipal Building. It was made by Aimo Tukiainen, a famous Finnish sculptor who also made the statue of Marshal Mannerheim on a horse to be seen in the centre of the capital Helsinki. The artist lived in Orivesi.
The Shoebird was made in 1978. It symbolizes that in the past the industry of Orivesi was shoemaking. The bird looks like a swan. Swans visit Orivesi in spring and autumn. But when you come closer you’ll find all kinds of shoemaker tools and products.
Jesse Järvenpää, Eero Kallioniemi, Jesse Kankaanpää, Toni Karppelin, Katariina Kemppainen, Reetta Koho, Matias Lahtinen, Julia Laine, Suvi Markkinen, Ronja Nevala, Jari Ojala, Suvi Palonen, Emilia Putkisaari, Inka Raitala, Samu Ruokostenpohja, Minttu Saari, Eero Santahuhta, Heidi Strengell, Ella Suhonen, Jutta Syväkuru, Samuli Tuomola