Unveiled 2007

“Articulated Column”
by Tony Cragg

Sculpture, black, stones placed on top of each other. Nature, green.

Articulated Column is one of four sculptures by Tony Cragg. This one was unveiled in 2001. Photo: Frederic Boudin

Articulated Column

Despite its metric size and immense weight, the sculpture does not seem heavy. The circle’s rhythmic dance, variations, and repetition of precisely this geometric shape creates the overall, energetic dynamics.

The round shapes that make up the sculpture’s core contribute to the sculpture seemingly dancing or wobbling from side to side. The design provides associations with spiral movements in water or rotating wind movements. The variety and repetition of the geometric form (the circles) creates an energetic dynamic.

The energy and shape of the sculpture easily give associations to the surrounding natural landscape, especially the water and the waterfall's fierce power/energy. The strong associations with natural forces make 'Articulated Column' both a landmark and a natural part of the landscape it is situated in. The sculpture has a skeleton of steel dressed in patinated bronze. It is made for Kistefos and is the last of three copies. The first edition was created in 1996.

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Articulated Column by Tony Cragg. Photo: Kistefos.

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Articulated Column by Tony Cragg. Photo: Per Martin Nordlie.