OPEN Tue-Sun 11-19


Totem trees are towering in the Estonian Road Museum

tootemipuud uues masinahallis

The winner work of the art competition – a sculpture group of three compositions – is ready. Totem trees, the original road guides are placed in front of the entrances of the new machine hall. The author of the sculptures in Jevgeni Zolodko.

Every single sculpture is 2,5 m high and weighs about 250 kilos. There have been used the engines of 16 different cars. Jevgeni Zolodko´s idea was to create sculptures which illustrate the conception of the exhibition and the machine power in the best way. Totem tree made of engines represents with airy irony our respect and even dependence on these machines.

The most complicated part of the 4 months work was cleaning the engines and finding appropriate means of polishing. The curator of the museum Paavo Kroon picks up Zolotko´s smartness and craftsmanship – the totem trees massiveness and their detailed finish affect outstandingly.

More information:

Paavo Kroon
Tel: 56 455 775