In the collection of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax Canada
Bronze, 3 elements, each 30” x 42” x 16” (76 x 107 x 41cm)
The objects are formed in the shape of rose thorns, stripped from a twig, but still holding some remains of the bark. The extracted forms contain a threatening element, standing in opposition to the viewer like guardians on duty in a height reaching approximately 80cm above ground. We could see them as a metaphor for human intervention into nature, of a constructed nature that fits in the cultural context.
See also: Thorns, Art Up On Life / Spirit on Ground
und auf Deutsch: Thorns in: Kunst Auf Ueber Leben