Karin van der Molen

Sign of the times

In the south of Sweden there are still many gravehills of the bronze age and rockcarvings that may be even older. The sun was worshipped, it was depicted as the so called Sun Cross. The landscape is changed nowadays in a functional way, it can be a nature reserve or used for (industrial) farming or tourism. In many places pipelines criss cross countries to supply fuel for our energy needs. I used the graphic quality of these pipelines, popping in and out of the ground, to depict ways of human traces in the landscape. Seen from the center of the otherwise randomly installed pipes the prehistoric sign of the Sun Cross appears, as a reminder of a different view on the earth that we inhabit.

Factsheet

Dimensions
250cm, 1200cm, 500cm (Height, Width, Depth)
Weight
100kg
Year
2017
Material
Metal, Natural Materials
Style
Land Art
Theme
Land Art
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