Morten Stræde, 2005
About the work
The water sculpture on Nørretorv has water as a central theme, which is relevant for a work of art in a town like Vejle. Here, both the fjord and the river have historically had a decisive influence on the life and work that shaped the town. The sculpture also helps to emphasize Nørretorv as a gathering point in Vejle. The actual surroundings and the history of the place are always the starting points for the artist Morten Stræde’s architectural decorations in the public space, and thus emphasized here.
The water sculpture on Nørretorv was acquired in 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 column Helix, which is located at Vestergade 29, as well as the work Geist/Ghost, located at Vejle Art Museum.
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