Sunday, January 24, 2010

Art in the Park

Winter vs. Winter

There are a few sculptures in the park in Tungelsta. This one is called The Tower.Made by the artist Jan Håfström. Here's what he says about the sculpture "It marks the border and the connection between the dead and the living. Between times gone by, and the present. Between history and the current day". The two photos I used for this diptych are both winter shots. The snowy version is from this year. The somewhat greener photo is from December 2007. Interesting fact. When I helped Klara Kristalova fixing her artwork in this park, Touched By Flowers, she told me that Håfström "borrowed" the idea of the tower from her father, Eugen Krajcik, but that he has failed to ever mention that. That's not very nice.

10 comments:

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I think the same, identical, ideas happen to different people in different parts of the universe and some act on them and most don't. It is so bad that most people don't even know they get ideas.

Steffe said...

Very true. In this case Håfström and Krajcik had known each other for many years. And I think Klara had seen her dad's version a few years before Håfström made this sculpture.

Jarart said...

What a grand idea to post the two pictures like this! And expertly done too. What a contrast of weather!

Meri said...

It is a nicely executed purloined idea. I particularly like the use of more ancient-looking bricks in part, suggesting decay, rebuilding, death, rebirth.

Jacob said...

Very interesting post, Steffe. Not sure I quite understand how the sculpture represents what it is supposed to represent, but I was struck by the amount of snow in the photo on the left. You've been inundated with the white stuff!

Kris said...

I do love these juxtapositions.

Don and Krise said...

Well, I guess none of us really knows for sure who's idea it was, but I do believe in giving credit where credit is due.

Lois said...

The one on the right looks more like a winter scene here! I like the contrast.

VP said...

This happens when the idea is more inportant than the realization itself.
It's more difficult to borrow the idea of a Rembrandt or a Vermeer if you can't paint like them.
We have so many ancient brick walls restored with patches of new bricks that we are a huge 'border between the dead and the living'!

Steffe said...

Ha, that sounds very arty Mr. Poet. I kinda like this sculpture. Unfortunately it has been vandalised a number of times. So there are many replaced bricks here and there. When there is a concert in the park the tower is a popular place to sit on. But I wouldn't try that today!