Photo: Stine Christiansen
The work is inspired by the original memory groves on Bornholm, that merge into the nature. The boundary between art and nature has been abolished to create a unique place to find peace and remember life and afterlife.
SILENT MEMORIES consists of a circle of sandstone from Nexø, the artist's birthplace. As a shadow on the back of the stones, mirrors are placed in the vegetation. The mirrors reflect the stones, the tree tops and the viewer - thus creating a connection between earth and sky in a fleeting infinity.
THE MEMORY GROVES OF BORNHOLM
SILENT MEMORIES is inspired by the Iron Age Dommaring (a circle of stones), where the bautast, especially on Bornholm, was set as tombstones in circles to mark the relationship between family and parish. They are situated on Hjortebakken in Bodilsker and in Gryet near Nexø. The stones stand anonymous as opposed to today's burial sites.