mandag 24. november 2008

That's My World Tuesday - Havmannen


Down by the fjord in our city we have a beautiful sculpture who's name is Havmannen. When he came to town we didn't like at all. But now the whole city loves him.


Here's some facts about him: Havmannen created by the English artist Antony Gormley and is Rana's sculpture in the Artscape Nordland. Sculpture was unveiled 6 May 1995 and is carved out of granite, consists of 9 different parts, is ca.11m high, and weighs about 60 tons.

Havmannen's in Ranfjord about. 15 m from the water's edge. Surface follow the tide changes, and in the water are at the highest, when the figure up to the thigh

Here is what Antony Gormley says about Havmannen: The work is made from Arctic granite. It looks out towards the horizon at the end of the fjord. It was carved in seven blocks, through the winter and early spring of 1995, and was completed in the summer.I decided to put it in the sea so that it makes a dark silhouette, and its scale is uncertain. It suggests a human presence in space, almost like a void, or a key-hole onto the space. The sculpture is a permanent inhabitant that is always and never there, and it responds to the weather: when it is wet, it turns completely black, when dry, it is a silvery grey.

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35 kommentarer:

ewok1993 sa...

Looks like the sculpture is also popular with the bird population. Thanks for information and sharing your world.

Texas Travelers sa...

Thanks for sharing the great photo and interesting story

Rural Writer sa...

Fascinating! Great sculpture & pictures of it. Thanks for sharing.

Ivar Ivrig sa...

Det er en flott skulptur dere har der oppe.

kjpweb sa...

Beautiful! This little Cormorant shows his respect, huh?
Cheers, Klaus

Dirk sa...

Two fantastic pictures, the first one is my favourite

Sylvia K sa...

Fantastic photos! And the Cormorant adds the perfect touch!
Thanks!

Louise sa...

How interesting. And the birds have a place to land! It makes a nice silhouette in the water.

Leslie: sa...

What a stunning shot! I love its reflection in the water. :D

fishing guy sa...

Pernille: Beautiful captures by the Fjord.

indicaspecies sa...

Lovely! Thank you for showing your part of the world.

My World Tuesday is at:
http://indicainq8.wordpress.com

- celine

RuneE sa...

Denne figuren har jeg en følelse av å ha sett før :-)

Det siste var et kjempeskudd!

imac sa...

Beautiful photos and the bird also enjoys too.

babooshka sa...

I Know s work well. I used to libe near the Angel of the North in The uk. This is stunning.

Carver sa...

Interesting post and all good shots from your beautiful part of the world. I love the last shot.

GMG sa...

Beautiful pictures! And the sculpture doesn't look that bad, even at first sight... ;)
Blogtrotter

Wren sa...

Interesting how one's opinion of art changes over time, with familiarity.

My first thought on seeing the photo was it looked like a giant version of the Academy Award "Oscar" (TM, of course).

kbguy sa...

Very nice and interesting post. Have a Happyy and wonderful day with My World today! Mine is at http://justmeNus.blogspot.com

Lilli & Nevada sa...

this is very neat sculpture thanks for sharing your world

Baruch sa...

Beautiful pictures. Great to know that you have all come to like the sculpture

John sa...

Fine bilder Pernille.
Nå fikk jeg endelig sett den i helfigur :)

SandyCarlson sa...

This is a gorgeous place. Thanks for the view!

pts sa...

what a beautiful images!

MurciaDailyPhoto and www.asthes.tk sa...

The photo appears of a man looking at the horizon. Or the soul of an emerging from the sea.

pcpach sa...

Nice images....

Brit' Gal Sarah sa...

I think he's wonderful, I love the flowing shape disappearing in to the sea.

Laura ~Peach~ sa...

I am usually the one who does not like abstract ... I LOVE this ... what a wonderful creation!

ArneA sa...

det har blitt en fin samling av vakre photos i denne nye bloggen din etterhvert.
Men du opplever vel at det blir vanskelig å holde alle bloggene oppdatert, samt at vi besøkende ikke orker å scrolle for mye for å se bilder.
kanskje en annen ide er å ha en blog, men heler poste to ganger hver dag
:)

Anne-Berit sa...

Phu,ja,det er nesten som jeg må være enig med Arne,det blir litt mye med alle disse bloggene,men så er det jo så gøy også da.Knallfine bilder du har lagt ut her,så skarpe og fine.

sonia a. mascaro sa...

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Torsdag sa...

Every place needs a "special".
Havmannen is a special one, I like him.
Hilser Hartmut

The Good Life in Virginia sa...

i like the shot of the sculpture looking out over the water...strinking.
thanks for sharing.

sometimes things take a while to grow on people...lol.

John sa...

Ja neste gang vi passerer Mo så må vi helt klart stoppe og forevige Havmannen. :)

Rune sa...

Flotte bilder :)

(Han hadde mye "glasur" i hodet ser jeg, hehe)

Marites sa...

I have been figuring out what's your header pic and thankfully, you explained it well in your post here:) I find it quite intriguing and it seems people have started to like his presence, even the birds like him. My world is here