GALVIN HARRISON THE BLOSSOM SCULPTURES
GALVIN HARRISON
THE BLOSSOM SCULPTURES

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The blue air still feels chilly, but there is a real chance that the sun will momentarily reach the graveyard with enough warmth to encourage a jaded winter soul to feel hopeful again. The long dark Nordic winter has reached its end and the sight and smell of Spring blossoms will soon be in the air once again. In the beginning of Spring 2010, the artist Gavin Harrison walks through Assistens Kirkegård the name of the graveyard where he enacts the daily paternal ritual of pushing a pram in which lies his sleeping son, Pavlos. The graveyard is located in Copenhagen near the city’s Arab quarter. Old trees surround the numerous plots that serve as the resting place for the most iconic personalities in Danish history, among them Hans Christian Andersen, Søren Kirkegaard and Niels Bohr to name but a few. The pathways of the cemetery are numerous and have a relaxed meandering feel to them. The harbinger of Spring, the sprouting crocus are abundant and significant by merit of their collective capacity to form beautiful patches of color that mimic the blue of the sky and yellow streaks of sunlight .
The graveyard also works like a thoroughfare, a short cut for cyclists and pedestrians that may enjoy a brief interlude of pleasure, visual stimulation and the sensation of nature’s perfume as they pass through the refuge of the deceased. This location inspires Galvin Harrison’s ongoing seminal work called Graveyard, an installation that gets larger as the artist gets older. The work acknowledges the legacy of those lives that have gone before us as well as those that are yet to come.


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New sculptures from the artist from the Copenhagen based artist Galvin Harrison. They comprise an innovative use of materials and are specificall Read More
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