BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, SJETNE KINDERGARTEN, TRONDHEIM, NORWAY, 2004
A sculpture created in cement and granite, in collaboration with Claus Ørntoft
"Beauty and the Beast" is an image that has been used in many different situations where the dangerous and the sweet, the ugly and the beautiful etc. meet and are attracted by each other, because they need what the other represents. We chose to go into this theme in our way, retaining our respective styles, both sculpturally as well as in our choice of material, which are combined into one sculpture. The base/plinth is Claus' aggressive, very extroverted animal, which opens its mouth and either holds, wants to consume or releases the graceful female figure, which bursts out in an arc, with the head making contact with the ground. She bends more in pleasure than in pain. The children can climb and ride on the animal, which sits on the grass. The woman forms a portal, which ends on the "road", which is large enough for the children to cycle underneath.