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Heaven on Earth - Ballangen

"Heaven on Earth" evokes a feeling of transformation from one place to another, where one stands on the threshold of something new; the changing of your own state of mind.

Artist: Inge Mahn, born in 1943 in Germany

Title: "Heaven on Earth" 1993

The artwork contains of one portal, two spheres of granite and one circle engraved on the rock.

Hight portal: 250 cm
Spheres diameter: 65,5 cm og 100 cm
Circle diameter: 800 cm

Location: Skarstad/Efjord

Artscape in Nordland county

The idea behind the project is that the artworks are not just placed randomly somewhere, but they are the place itself. The art in the collection represents the full width in sculpture art, from the early 60's up until now.

The artwork representing Kulturlandskap i Nordland (Artscape in Nordland county) is created based upon the idea of the American sculptor Robert Smithson.

His vision - "site-specific sculpture" - with focus on the physical significance of the place, led to a new understanding of sculpture art, as he meant that you cannot fully understant the work of art without being in its context.