Kemijärvi is located in Finnish Lapland. In 1988 Lucien den Arend participated in a sculpture symposium in this remote location in Europe. He was impressed by the overwhelming hospitality of the people and their unpretentiousness. On a very early Sunday morning walk - the sun had been shining all night - he found this location and imagined a very large open sculpture there - capturing the rays of the sun with its open spaces. He decided to propose to contribute a sculpture, to be made in Finland under his supervision. The town accepted and in 1990 it was unveiled by the minister of culture Marja-Liisa Kasurinen.
opening the arctic circle - stainless steel - 2000x354x354cm - Kemijärvi culture center (kulttuurikeskus) FIN