by Nico Widerberg
The design, the woman and the
tree, can be seen as an allegory of the title, Time. The female is the one creating new
life and the tree is in many cases an image of
time. The tree has also been used as a symbol
of the continuation of life, for example through
the metaphor ’tree of life’.
The sculpture’s surface is alternately rough and smooth, and this creates an interesting contrast between light and shadow. The woman looks as if she is growing out the stone, and the artist has deliberately left parts of the sculpture to appear crude and ’raw’.