The Stone House
This sculpture is based upon church and temple architecture. You can see that it is shaped as the Norwegian Stave Churches from the early medieval, but also with references to other cultures sacral architecture.
The Norwegian Stave Churches were originally built of wood, but the artist has used granite as material for the "Stone House". According to traditions, the structure of a church must point from east to west, as does the "Stone House".
Artist: Bjørn Nørgaard, born in 1947 in Denmark
Title: "Steinhuset" (Stone House) 1995
Hight: 550 cm
Location: 1 km from the regional airport Evenes, towards Narvik.
Artscape in Nordland county
The idea behind the project is that the artworks are not just placed randomly somewhere, but they are the place itself. The art in the collection represents the full width in sculpture art, from the early 60's up until now.
The artwork representing Kulturlandskap i Nordland (Artscape in Nordland county) is created based upon the idea of the American sculptor Robert Smithson.
His vision - "site-specific sculpture" - with focus on the physical significance of the place, led to a new understanding of sculpture art, as he meant that you cannot fully understant the work of art without being in its context.