Jewels of Kvinesdal
Xenon light, cement, resin silicone, stainless steel
120’ H x 30’ W
Public Art installation commissioned by the Norwegian Arts Council and the Utsikten Art Center Kvinesdal, Norway
Jewels of Kvinesdal is a multi-media sculpture set on the Utsikten Kunstsenter’s outdoor arena, overlooking the Vest-Agder fjord in the south of Norway. The installation was composed of handcrafted cast resin, silicone, cement, and clay sculptures of variable sizes (from 40 cm to 5 cm high and wide), a heated 9 meter diameter stainless steel mirror-base and a “sky-beam” placed on the center’s roof encompassing the whole of the Kunstsenter as part of the art work. The piece can be seen from afar appearing as a minimal light sculpture, and then, up close, reveals a figurative installation depicting a miniature abandoned city, exposed under an unearthly bright light.