Wednesday, December 07, 2011

The Laundry Worker

The Laundry Worker

Every now and then I stumble upon a sculpture made by the late chainsaw artist Lennart Jansson. This figure depicts a laundry worker. When I met Lennart a few years ago he told me that this sculpture was part of a group that he had hoped that the municipality would buy, as they were interested in art that showed local history. A century ago Haninge had a big laundry industry, with many family owned businesses. Today all that is left from that period are two or three barns. Sadly the municipality decided to buy another artwork, and after his death some of Lennart's sculptures have been more or less abandoned.

6 comments:

Sharon said...

What a shame. This is a lovely sculpture!

Luis Gomez said...

Really sad Steffe. His work is great.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I thought your work was supposed to get more sought after when you'd passed Steffe, maybe they'll realise soon and give it the recognition it deserves.

Jack said...

Well, this particular sculpture is still here, even if the municipality didn't buy it.

janerowena said...

I really like it, I would be very happy to own it!

R1 said...

very nice artwork...