Last august I was working again in the triennial international sculpture event in Neustadt, Holstein in Germany. I made a sculpture out of one of the beautiful boulders that can be found in the surroundings of the city.
Again I felt fascinated by these beautiful stones. From the outside they often seem ugly, but inside they hide the most beautiful types of stone. In my sculpture “Der Fluss” the stone shows this kind of beauty.
“Der Fluss” has been placed in the center of the city, close to the harbour.
Irish limestone 210 cm high
A beautiful new symposium was born this year in Baarlo, Limburg, in The Netherlands. It is quite unique that a symposium of such high quality can take place in The Netherlands. The country does not have a great tradition for stone sculpture. But the people of the town of Baarlo see it completely differently. As the town will celebrate its 800 years birthday in 2019 the idea to organise a symposium to bring 6 new sculptures into town was born.
the place where the sculpture are made
Six international sculptors were selected and the sculptures were chosen by the population of Baarlo. With great enthusiasm 170 volunteers helped to make the symposium into an even greater success.
visitors on the working place
Now we just have to wait until the summer of 2019 to see the sculptures installed in Baarlo.
Up north there is a town called Os. It is situated south of Bergen at the Bjørnefjorden in Norway. Here the daylight stays all night long and the water and the mountains are changing their colors from black to pink and from blue to white. The green winters, as they call these summers up there, are cold but beautiful.
granite 125 cm high
I had the honor to be invited to the Os international sculpture symposium to make a sculpture in Os this year.
For many years the sculptor Arne Maeland together with the people of the Os Kulturutvikling Committee were able to bring sculptors from all over the world to work in Os and it has become a beautiful event that is cherished by the people of this town.
visitors to the workplace