Eila Hiltunen (1922-2003) is the female Finnish artist behind this gorgeous sculpture called “Sunflower Fountain,” which is comprised of a very exact non-corrosive grade of stainless steel to resist the harsh effects of the sea and the sun. The base of sculpture is equipped with several misty sprays aimed at the seven cheerful and graceful sunflowers. I have not yet been fortunate enough to ever see the sculpture when the fountain is operating. When I previously posted another photo of this exquisite landmark a while back, I got my information from a book called “Jeddah City of Art.” I have since found out that the book contained some erroneous information. I actually heard from Hiltunen’s son, who informed me that there were actually two female Finnish artists, Hiltunen and Laila Pullinen, who contributed works of art to the city of Jeddah, and not just Hiltunen, as I had previously reported.
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