Whoever commissioned this sculpture of Jack and I in our “Thinking Pose” needs to fess up? How dare you get this thoughtful piece of art made without our permission?
Okay, haha. No. We’re not actually angry. It’s a lovely wedding gift. We just want to know who you are so we can send you a personalized thank you card.
Ugh, I don’t know why I have to make up stuff some times. The truth is we commissioned the sculpture ourselves but were too embarrassed to admit it.
THERE I GO AGAIN.
Okay. For real this time…
The statue is actually one of the 200 unique sculptures around The Vigeland Park in Oslo, Norway. It’s one of the city’s most popular (also, it’s free) attractions and with good reason. It’s the world’s largest sculpture park featuring the life’s work of only one artist, Gustav Vigeland.
I had so many questions:
1) What came first? the idea of a sculpture park or the actual sculptures?
2) There is so much character at the root of every sculpture. Was each inspired by a real person or just based on feelings and emotions? I mean, I saw a sculpture of a naked man kicking a few babies around like soccer balls.
3) The Monolith is ridiculously impressive. I know that’s a statement, not a question but the sculpture is so strangely wonderful, it would take days to properly take in and years to write down all the questions within the question of what this is 17.3 m tall sculpture actually means. One quick fact: It was carved from one single granite block. I know! Really impressive.
4) Can we build some sort of tarp over the sculpture park so that guests coming in the winter can stay longer? I don’t pretend to know what the sculpture “Angry Boy” is all about, but I think it might have something to do with the cold.
Also in Oslo: