A REFLECTION, IN A ROCK (KALEIDOSCOPE)
Erratic block, stainless and austenitic steel, coloured concrete
Commission for Hordaland County Council, Norway and curated by Åse Løvgren.
Special thanks to Øystein Jansen, Henriette Linge and Leif-Erik Pedersen of the department of Earth Science, University of Bergen.
'A Reflection, In a Rock' is a permanent public artwork for Tertnes VGS (a high school) in Norway that consists of three parts.
The project is an examination of a grand erratic block of metamorphic gneiss that the artist came across in the adjacent forest next to the school. To date the rocks age and origin, a survey in collaboration with the research department of Earth Science (GEO) was conducted with the use of the scientific geological metods; rock-core drilling, thin section microscopy and terrestrial cosmogenic nuclides.
In ’Kaleidoscope’ this rock is presented as a sculpture where a core sample has been drilled out and replaced by a hexagon-shaped mirror – creating a kaleidoscope with an internal reflection of the stone.
Two of the artworks, 'Half–Life' and 'Cutting Zones', are placed inside the school and the third, ’Kaleidoscope’, can be found outdoor by the school’s driveway.