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Odin's Garden, ‘Vi’ - The Spiritual Place.
The equilibrium of the positive and the negative, the essence of
masculinity and femininity are the fundamental factors influencing
this collection. Within this work only the masculine exists, the
negative space created represents the feminine. The weapons
symbolize the phallus, the 'negative' space they create are vessel
forms representing the vagina.
In Nordic mythology, Odin was the God of War. He had the ability
to morph, and metamorphosis is a fundamental characteristic of my
work. Small changes in the positions of individual elements morph
the overall form. To create the ‘Vi’, I have developed the
technique of porcelain slip-casting for the multiple forms and the
larger forms are slab-built.
Odin’s garden, ‘Vi’, pays homage to form, balance and
composition. The physical ArchiSculpture reflects Nordic faith and
beliefs. And the shapes that are created by shadows add to the
ethereal effect in which a story is told.
This work is dedicated to, and inspired by my beloved
grandfather, Per Linnemann-Schmidt (1912-1999) a well-known Danish
sculptor and ceramist [PALSHUS].