SCULPTURE FOREST "SOFIA"
Where: In the woods between Vrangfoss and Eidsfoss lock. Parking at Vrangfoss lock. See the map here
Parking: Park at the Vrangfoss Lock Facility and follow the signs to the Sculpture Forest. There is also handicapped parking at one of the entrances to the facility.
Many experience life as chaotic and meaningless. This small sculpture forest aims to highlight that everything and everyone is intertwined, on different levels.
Centrally located here, one can also find the fireplace. If you get a spark in your mind, you can also express your thoughts in an email to the artist. For insight into the artist’s reflections, you can read his book “Not of This World.”
The sculptures were cast at Markovstudio in Bulgaria and Hageland foundry near Holum in Norway.
◼ Some details about the sculptures
This female name originates from the Greek word sophia, meaning “wisdom.”
This word is central to ancient Greek philosophy. Logos can also mean “reason”. The world is ordered and structured, so it appears as a cosmos and not as chaos. Logos constitutes a principle, or a living and guiding reason that transcends the individual. (The model for this bust is the artist’s father, philosopher Egil A. Wyller 1925 – 2021)
In the tension between man and woman, a spark arises that can ignite life – the spark of life. Together, this couple has the fantastic potential to create a new human. They bend in reverence over the responsibility of managing such a gift.
At the very bottom, as far down as one can go, under a cliff, stands the sculpture “Cursed”. The bowl, so central in “The Source”, lies here shattered behind the man. Life drains away into oblivion.
Above “Cursed” stands the pregnant woman. Almost no one has sculpted her before. But without such women, we wouldn’t be here. Those who give life deserve a place on a pedestal.
Three sculptures revolve around a lamb. The lamb first says to us: “Look at me”, then “Drink me”, then “Worship me”.
Above the narrative of the Lamb, the three pillars of life rise. The tallest pillar is “The Struggle for Existence”. Can man and woman reach each other? The next pillar shows a mother bending over her child. And in the third pillar, it’s the child who again is bending over their elderly mother.