by Ilya Kabakov
The installation, with its location in the midst of nature, can also be seen as a commentary on man's relationship with nature. Man has always sought to control and conquer the forces of nature, but time and time again nature prevails. Facing south, it is as if the ball becomes a symbol of the sun in its orbit from east to west, where we either help it up or try to hold it back on its way down.
The sculpture is a gift from Christen Sveaas.