Where in the world, are we today? It was a dark and gloomy afternoon in winter. Do you recognize this place?
Last week I featured the incredible statues, “Men at the Sea” found in Esbjerg, Denmark. Ledrakenoir correctly identified these as Hansen’s 30 foot tall concrete sculptures. They do have a Soviet presence about them, as Princessdeloso suggested, but I also wonder if the artist was inspired by Easter island’s monolithic structures which stand guard over the coastline? Here are a few more pics to show the scale of these “men.” Something to ponder about.
The sculpture was designed by Svend Wiig Hansen and installed on 28th October 1995. It was funded by the municipality of Esbjerg, the Kunstfond (an art fund), and private sponsors, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the municipality in 1994.
The monument can be seen from ships leaving or entering Esbjerg harbour.
Their sheer scale is something one can’t help pondering about.