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The five continent statues around the fountain at Järntorget each have different attributes. This is Asia teaching. Her right hand forms (what I suspect is a Western interpretation of) the Vitarka Mudra gesture that means teaching or discussion in Buddhism. The first finger and thumb form the Wheel of Law. Can you see the spider’s thread?
A flower cow – a cow made of scrap metal and with potted plants on her back – stands in the setting sun outside the Långedrag Trädgård Blommar och Café at Solhöjdsgatan 2. I was in urgent need of a bouquet of flowers and, though they’d closed, they let me in and helped me out.
Above is the crowned and sword-armed lion that decorates the top of Skansen Lejonet (the Lion Redoubt), taken at night. I admit to a certain degree of Photoshoppery here, trying to remove the worst of the artifacts that creep in with poor light. It gives me the opportunity to include my photo of the moon, below, taken at the same time with the same camera and lense, at the very furthest extent of the optical zoom. Lion and moon!
Not a teepee frame but the upper part of a monumental scuplture at the endtrance to Slottskogen park. I’ve been trying to photograph this for some time, but have always previously managed to be there when the light has washed out the patterned molding on the posts. Not sure who the sculptor is – I’ll get back to you on that!
Above: Sverker Eklund is an artist and sculptor working in wood. Photographed in his studio at Konstepidemi Saturday 10 May.
Below: One of Sverker’s sculptures of a boxer. This one is coloured by a combination of charring, weathering and red tempera. On the shelves behind you can see a horse and the feet of several of Sverker’s angels. (He calls the angels “mina flickor” – my girls.)
Above: Wooden sculpture of a spotted horse, decorated with white tempera and bored holes. On the wall to the right, over the sink, two small carved angels with gold leaf mouths.
Below: Sverker’s workbench in his studio at Konstepidemi. One of his angels taking shape. Behind on the stairs other figures stand guard.