Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The Jewels

The Jewels
Cycling through the Höglunda park in Jordbro yesterday I decided to check out the sculpture Juvelerna i Jordbro. Translated that means The Jewels in Jordbro. The artwork, in form of a six meter high metal tree, is a collaboration between 125 fourth grade school kids, and the two artists Mette Björnberg and Richard Johansson. The official unveiling took place on Walpurgis Night ten years ago, and I was there that day and remember it like it was yesterday. The jewels are of course all the kids, but also the many silhouettes including the ☮ sign. The sculpture is said to tell the story about how the kids came to live in Jordbro, a suburb with a big immigrant population. Ten years on and the sculpture loooked almost as it did a decade ago.

7 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Excellent link Steffe, this sculpture has stood up well to the passage of time ✨

William Kendall said...

That is fascinating.

Marleen said...

It’s a unique and eyecatching work.

RedPat said...

That is wonderful!

JudithK said...

Very nice. And touching. Perhaps that's why the memory is still fresh?

Agnieszka Mikołajczyk said...

Pięknie

Jack said...

It is a wonderful sculpture and collaboration.