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Under heavy load

Under heavy load - sumar og vetur

Name: “Under heavy load”
Size: 180. cm high, about 100 kg
Material: Tree, dolerite and steel
Artist: Inga Helgadóttir
Location: The garden at Grenimel 15, Reykjavík
Date: July 2002

The trunk of the tree symbolizes us, the humans; it is a combination of animal and divine spirit.  The animal is the trunk and the spirit is the invisible force that exists in the tree and managed its growth while it was still standing.
The trunk seems to be running but it cannot go anywhere because of the weight that keeps it restrained.
The rock that rests on top of the trunk is gray and irregular in shape and represents … continue reading>