Posankka The Piggyduck of Turku

Posankka The Piggyduck of Turku
Helsingforsgatan : Turku : Finland

The word Posankka, derives from the conjunction of Possu[pig] and Ankka[Duck]. Pink Posankka statue is made by Alvar GullichsenIt describes a mixture of pork and duck. The statue is about five meters long and seven meters high. It is made of glass fiber, resin, steel cord reinforced plastic.It represents a hybrid between a marzipan duck and a pig. It's about five meters long and seven meters high.

Posankka The Piggyduck in Google Street View
Posankka The Piggyduck in Google Street View
Anssi Koskinen from Flickr
This sculpture is a pig in a duck sitting style, at first thought it reminds me, the loony tunes character- the Porky Pig. I guess, young Alvar Gullichsen took his inspiration from the same character of my thought.

At first, Posankka was a floating on the Aurajoki river, since its installation in 1999, later it removed to the Caribian hotel. Latest installation near the campus area of the University of Turku and the Turku Student Village, makes it more famous and an icon of Turku for the last ten years(since 2001). According to local news site and wiki, Posankka has been wearing a large size Santa Clause hat in every winter by the students of its native campus. Take a closer look at this pink buddy with a white cap here[by aboturku]:



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Address : Helsingforsgatan, Turku, Western Finland, Suomi [Street View]
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Links: volny.cz | ts.fi | Wiki
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