Art - Metamorphosis
Artist: Skule Waksvik (1969).
Waksvik is best known for his animal sculptures, but in the 1960s he occasionally experimented with more modernist expressions. He made the two first abstract outdoor sculptures in Trondheim. At a solo exhibition at Kunstnerforbundet (the Artists' Association) in 1961, he exhibited an assemblage of figurines welded together. These may be regarded as a pilot study preceding his monumental sculptures Metamorfose (Metamorphosis) and Fugl Føniks (Phoenix) (1970). The latter was placed at Nobø Fabrikker (Nobø Factory) at Lade, but after the factory closed down in 1992, the site was zoned for housing purposes and the sculpture was moved to Bærum, a residential district outside Oslo.
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Text descriptions of art made before the year 2000 are taken from the book 'Skulpturguiden for Trondheim' by Anne Grønli and Grethe Britt Fredriksen. Text descriptions of art made after the year 2000 are written by Per Christiansen.