2002. Commission – Vågsbygd secondary
school, Kristiansand, Norway
Two identical, flat steel arches merge
to become one spatial form. The vertical arch is in dialogue with
distant surfaces: school, apartment blocks, shopping centre, trees and
sky. The horizontal arch contacts passers-by: has human scale, tangible,
seeks ground level.
The arches appear unstable however
reciprocally support each other.
Although simple, the sculpture changes in character and expression as
one walks around it.
Architect: Jan E.
Løvdahl civil-architect MNAL
Art consultant: Solfrid O. Mortensen.
Tech.consultant: Civ.eng. Svein Søvik AS
Sangvik Mek. Verksted,
20 mm. welded steel, sandblasted and
spray-painted in 2 colour tones (yellow and yellow-orange).
Largest: h x w x d approx. 7.15 x 8 x 6.5 metres