Sunday, June 03, 2012

an outdoor art gallery

Væksttræet (The Tree of Growth) by Lithuanian artist Zilvinas P. Augustenas

Stjernekigger (Stargazer) by Japanese artist Koichi Ichiwata

Fragment by Erling Janum

Hjertekammer (Heart Chamber) by Niels Pedersen

Madonna by Liné Ringtved Thordarson

Selvomsorg (Self Sympathy) by Liné Ringtved Thordarson

Tanker (Thoughts) by Thomas Højsholm

Sky Boat by Bo Karberg

Give, the little town where i live (yes, i live in a town called give), is an outdoor art gallery, featuring 60 sculptures, which are placed all around the town. most of them are for sale, tho' some have become so loved by those who saw them regularly that they were purchased by groups or individuals in order to keep them here. i went on a guided tour yesterday, which was wonderful!  our guide was most knowledgable and enthusiastic.

tho' i think in many ways, art is what you make of it yourself, in your own head and heart, it brought the works alive for me to hear the stories behind their creation and go a little bit deeper into their intended meanings.  i'll be sharing more photos over the next few days.


Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Hello Julie

Thank you for sharing part of your town with your readers.

Love all the pictures and I do agree with you--"art is what you make of it yourself, in your own head and heart." May I put that in my quote book??

Tracy :-)

will said...

It's not art until the price tag exceeds $25,000. Anything less than that is hobby arts and crafts.

julochka said...

many of these are well above that...just as one example - sky boat is $37,000.

julochka said...

these are serious sculptors from around the world with international representation. it just took some really visionary local people to get the outdoor "gallery" up and running so that our little town could enjoy having such real art around without actually being able to afford to buy it. it's a way cool project.

heckle said...

I agree. it's unfortunate here in the US we've more or less decided public art is extraneous ...