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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