Sculpture Saturday

Sleeping Child by By Håkon Anton Fagerås.

This sculpture of a sleeping child is said to symbolize Norwegian optimism, survivability, and future life.

The design incorporates a separate pedestal, a rock from Hiroshima’s ground zero given earlier to Narvik by the mayor of Hiroshima. One of three peace sculptures in Narvik it was dedicated in 1956, 1995 and 2006 to remember the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima.

10 thoughts on “Sculpture Saturday”

  1. Looking at it for a long time, I’ve decided that what is od about it is that the body is that of a child (not a baby) but the face is definitely a baby, so is that what we find disturbing?

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  2. I’m with Anabel- the message is great. The baby? I’m not so sure. Although I remember from visiting Oslo that a lot of the public art and memorials were best described as interesting. Maybe locals have a different take on it?

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    1. I agree. I actually found some of the child sculptures a trifle disturbing. The message, great, I’m wholeheartedly behind remembering the terrible things from the various wars, but ………

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