Morten Stræde, 2005
About the work
The water column in front of you is called Helix, which can also mean “spiral” in English. It refers to the twisted ribbon around the sculpture, with the three rippling streams down the sides. The sculpture is a nod to the wells in all Danish towns in the Middle Ages – in Vejle “Byens Kilde” (The town’s spring) was at Rådhustorvet.
The sculpture was acquired by Vejle Municipality and inaugurated on 4 June 2005.
About the artist
Morten Stræde (b. 1956) is a trained sculptor from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1985, where he also worked as a professor from 1994 to 2003. He lives and works in Copenhagen and Berlin. Morten Stræde has collaborated with architects and engineers on urban planning and art in the public urban space. He has influenced many cityscapes in Denmark with significant fountains and sculptures, also in Vejle where he, among other things, was behind the project with Vejle’s new bridges on Dæmningen.
Morten Stræde has also created the sculpture/water basin at Nørretorv, as well as the work Geist/Ghost, located at Vejle Art Museum.
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