Friday, June 10, 2016

Lithium

Lithium
Artork by Jonas Nobel. Called Li, or Lithium. The sculpture was made from concrete and aluminium. Lithium was discovered on the island of Utö in Haninge two centuries ago by José Bonifácio de Andrada e Silva. Well he found Petalite, and a few years later J.A. Arwedson discovered the Lithium. There's even a Lithium Day on the island of Utö on November 18 since a few years. There's two other sculptures in the series. The big opening takes place tomorrow. And yes, you have seen one of the other two sculptures, it was the Arty-farty post from earlier in the week, although as it turns out it wasn't finished when I took that photo so I will have to go back for an update.

7 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

That is an interesting bit of history. I'll look forward to seeing the updated art piece.

Lowell said...

I didn't know that about lithium. In fact, I'm still not sure what Lithium is - a metal? I do know that many of the batteries I use are Lithium batteries. So it must be a good thing, right?

William Kendall said...

I do like the sculpture.

bill burke said...

A simplistic sculpture with an interesting story.

Jack said...

I must admit that I have never attended a lithium festival.

Stuart said...

The festival must attract a lot of bipolars.

Lasse Jansson said...

Jag förstår nog konstverket lika lite när det är färdigt som när plattorna låg i en trave. Tyvärr. Men betongplattorna skulle nog funka i en inredningsmiljö som skivor på soffbord eller som arbetsbänk, det är lite trendigt just nu...