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  1. A member of a council of commerce asked me to design a motif for plastic bags.

    The intention was do promote the city.

    To visualize the city.

    At the same time a major motor way was under construction.

    A motor way that passed by this city.

    I told the member of the council of commerce that it might be a better idea to erect a huge metal sculpture close to the new motor way.

    Sure it would be a much more expensive solution than the plastic bags.

    I would never suggest this to the council of commerce.

    But.

    You yourself can have 15 minutes to tell the council about the idea at the next council meeting, the council of commerce member said.

    I told the council about my idea.

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    I had done a photo of the spectacular place where the sculpture was supposed to be erected.

    I had made a tiny draft.

    I showed a large computer image with the sculpture already erected.

    I showed the tiny draft.

    The sculpture was 75 feet high.

    The diameter of the sculpture tubes were 21".

    I told the council that 40,000 people passed by this spectacular place every day.

    I told about my inspiration - and what the sculpture might symbolize.

    And so on.

    And so on.

    I talked and talked for 15 minutes.

    After 15 minutes the chairman of the council said,

    We must erect this sculpture.

    What's the price?

    Usually potential customers do not mention these two sentences i the above order.

    Usually the first sentence after a presentation of an idea is "what's the price".

    Well, OK.

    Peace of cake.

    artblog-24-forklift.jpgI started my forklift.

    I found some tubes in my backyard.

    artblog-24-studio.jpgI went to my studio

    and welded the sculpture.

    artblog-24-lorry.jpg I brought the sculpture

    to the spectacular place

    on my lorry.

    artblog-24-hh.jpgI got a brush and two bottles

    of paint.

    One with red paint

    and one with blue.

    And.

    Here you are!!!

    "2H"

    But.

    It is not that easy.

    Don't believe this.

    The council of commerce story is true.

    But it is far more complicated and demanding to build a huge metal sculpture.

    Presentation

    Huge metal sculptures are expensive.

    Therefore it is of the greatest importance that you can present the sculpture in an image

    exactly as it will be seen in reality.

    At the exact spot seen from the exact angle.

    You must photograph the spectacular place.

    You must do a draft of the sculpture and put it into that photo.

    Here a computer is indispensable.

    This is the key activity in the whole project.

    If this part is not done in a proper way there is no project.

    PermissionsFirst of all you must have permissions from a lot of authorities.

    The Road Directorate

    The County Council

    The Nature Conservancy

    The Municipality Council

    The Police

    Etc.

    This is of course dependent on in which country you want to built a huge metal sculpture.

    In Chicago I once suggested a huge metal sculpture in Lake Michigan and we had to add

    Civil Aviation authorities and the Military.

    Calculations

    It is important to consider building of a huge metal sculpture as an ordinary building project.

    It is important to do the ordinary engineer calculations concerning the construction.

    Of course the construction must be able to resist any storm and any hurricane.

    Of course the construction must be able to resist any fall of rain, snow etc.

    Of course the construction must be able to endure temperature fluctuations.

    The construction must resist any force of wind.

    Sounds obvious.

    What is not obvious is that a wind force 1 might be dangerous to the construction - but a wind force 10 would not.

    That's because high constructions might rotate at low wind forces.

    This rotation can harm and destroy seemingly strong constructions.

    Therefore the most important engineer calculation is concerning rotation.

    It might be necessary to place some kind of stabilizer equipment in the top of the sculpture.

    In the top of the "2H" sculpture there are oil bath stabilizers in both sculptures.

    Construction

    Don't be the entrepreneur yourself.

    Sign a contract with one, one company to coordinate and to be responsible for all that has to be done.

    Such as calculations, welding, painting, piling, concreting of base, erecting etc.

    Painting

    Don't paint yourself.

    A construction like this is painted by an industrial painter, who can handle large subjects and lives up to

    high quality standards. Then you can decide how often you want to dismount the sculpture for repaint.

    20 years?

    Projects right now

    artblog-24-yding.jpgThis draft is made for a tiny city called Yding.

    42 feet high and a diameter of 21".

    The sculpture has been shown exactly as it

    will be seen in reality.

    Presentation ended in a decision to proceed.

    One company to coordinate and to be responsible

    for all that has to be done has been pointed out...

    Suggestions

    artblog-24-rome-septimus-severus-painting.jpgFirst I went for a walk in Forum Romanum.

    Then I did the painting Septimus Severus.

    Inspired by the Arch of Septimus Severus

    erected A.D. 203 in Forum Romanum.

    It was granted the World of Art Award 2006.

    artblog-24-rome-septimus-severus-draft.jpg

    Then I did this draft.

    A draft of relatively thin red

    and blue tubes forming

    a huge sculpture.

    artblog-24-rome-septimus-severus.jpgOn a trip back from Napoli to Rome I did this photo through the front screen of the bus driving on the motor way at the entrance to Rome. Sorry for the toned windows in the bus.

    The draft and this photo participated in the competition JUXTAPOSITION 2006 at Artrom Gallery in Rome this February. The sculpture is called "Entrance to Rome" and is supposed to be erected as a south and a north portal of E45, which is the number of the main motor way in Europe - connecting my home in Denmark in Northern Europe with Colosseum in Rome, Italy - and more of course.

    David Genovesi Artrom Gallery, Rome:

    "Your E45 Entrance to Rome proposal is great.

    We know some people in high places, and we know some people who know people in high places. We even know some people who know people who know people in high places. We showed the image to a few and asked them for some direction as to who to send the proposal to.

    We are awaiting their reply. So much money is given away for stupid reasons. I think yours has merit."

    Other suggestions

    artblog-24-toronto.jpgartblog-24-dsb-fredericia.jpgartblog-24-rome-nuvona.jpgartblog-24-horsens-inlet.jpg

    Above are:

    Sailing T in Lake Ontario, Toronto, Canada

    Keep up the steam, Fredericia Railroad Station, Fredericia, Denmark

    Sky of Navona, Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy

    A Figment of the Imagination, Horsens Inlet, Horsens, Denmark

    "T" stands of course for Toronto,

    depending on the direction of the wind the sculpture has an indefinite number of "looks".

    Keep up the steam is an oversized train or ferry chimney with the Danish Railroads (DSB) logo on it. This sculpture participated in the Artrom Gallery competition JUXTAPOSITION 2006, too. It was shown at The Artrom Gallery JUXTAPOSITION 2006 Winners' Exposition.

    Sky of Navona is 4 huge tubes forming a roof over Piazza Navona.

    I told the story about Tange Brook from the fairy tale "Farmer Jack". A bottle message dropped from the bridge over Tange Brook, which is a few yards from my house, would end up in New York, in Sidney or on The Galapagos Islands. My sister in law said something like A figment of the Imagination. The sculpture is a few yards from her house.

    Highlights

    Show the sculpture exactly as it will be seen in reality.

    Calculations must be made by an engineer who knows about wind rotations.

    Sign a contract with one, one company to coordinate and to be responsible for all that has to be done.

    Make sure an industrial painter is hired.

    Make the sculpture dismountable.

    Have fun.

    Photos by:

    Martin Ravn, chief photographer at Danish newspaper Horsens Folkeblad, Horsens

    Photographer Stephen Downes, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Asbjorn Lonvig


  2. 萨姆和卢卡在动物园

    由丹麦艺术家阿塞拜江。罗文格著

    Translated by Ni Duan, Hangzhou, China. 

    卢卡3岁,萨姆6 岁。

    卢卡在小淘气幼儿园,

    萨姆在米德菲尔德的米德菲尔德学龄前学校就读。

    卢卡和萨姆是邻居,

    他们居住在米德菲尔德路,

    卢卡住在584号,萨姆住在566号。

    有时卢卡叫萨姆六十六,

    然后萨姆微笑地称卢卡八十四。

    zoo-lucca-300.jpgzoo-sam.jpg

    这不,卢卡和萨姆准备去动物园。

    阳光照耀下,卢卡穿她最美丽的红色夏天礼服,

    萨姆穿他的白色短袖衬衣,

    衬衣上有红色和白色条纹。

    卢卡想,萨姆真酷,

    萨姆也想,卢卡真逗人喜爱。

    zoo-sams-father.jpg

    萨姆的父亲是米德菲尔德学校老师,

    他休息一整天用于陪伴萨姆和卢卡。

    萨姆的父亲叫萨姆尔.萨姆逊,

    但这所学校的人总是叫他萨姆尔指南,

    那是因为他知道一切。

    如果你有什么问题不明白,

    就请教萨姆的父亲吧。

    萨姆的父亲带来了篮子,

    里面有午餐和饮料,

    在这个篮子里其中有一本书,

    那是他二本中的一本,

    这本是美国著名作家海明威写的关于动物的书??《丧钟为谁而鸣》。

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    当他们进入了米德菲尔德动物园他们看见了红鹤,

    这只红鹤以一条腿站着休息。

    ?有多少个蛋在他的巢里??,萨姆问,

    ?一个蛋?, 他的父亲回答,?有时有两个蛋?,

    ?1/300的可能性这只红鹤有二个蛋在它的巢?。

    萨姆的父亲回答总相当正确。

    ?为什么这只红鹤看起来很恼怒??,萨姆问。

    ?这只红鹤不恼怒, 因为他喝水需要过滤。用额嘴的上部,下到水中过滤水,嘴巴成了那个形状?。

    萨姆的父亲回答。

    萨姆没完全明白,

    但他对这只红鹤不恼怒很满意。

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    ?噢,看?,卢卡喊着并且手指向鹦鹉,

    鹦鹉十分漂亮地排成队。

    ?是的?,萨姆尔指南用手比化着说:?鹦鹉居住在充满色彩的地方,所

    以鹦鹉也是五颜六色的?。

    zoo-penguin-green.jpgzoo-penguin-blue.jpg

    ?容易理解 , 红鹤和鹦鹉是鸟,

    但企鹅不能飞行。

    企鹅居住在南极州,少数生活在澳洲和南美洲。

    在南澳洲一个叫菲力普的岛上,卢卡的父亲曾看见过非常小的企鹅?。

    ?我不知道非洲南部是否有,我将查查我的书?,萨姆的父亲说。

    zoo-sams-father.jpgzoo-lucca-200.jpgzoo-sam-250.jpg

    萨姆的父亲:萨姆尔.萨姆逊??萨姆逊指南、卢卡和萨姆都玩得相等开心!

    pega-sus-prison.jpg

    现在他们发现了监狱马。

    卢卡的伯父叫它监狱马,当然这是斑马。

    他太矮了,不能看到篱芭墙外

    所以,它用二条腿站立起来了。

    zoo-giraffe-yellow-200.jpgzoo-giraffe-blue-300.jpg

    海报

    长颈鹿他们的名字是查里高和不那么高查里。

    查里高是蓝色的有黄色小点。

    不那么高查里是黄色有蓝色小点。

    zoo-bernhard-300.jpg

    布哈是一制猴子,

    他喜欢爬树,他喜欢香蕉,

    头上戴着蓝色的帽子,并且有黄色的纽扣。

    universe-bernard-no-hat.jpguniverse-bernard-no-hat.jpguniverse-bernard-no-hat.jpg

    universe-bernard-no-hat.jpguniverse-bernard-no-hat.jpguniverse-bernard-no-hat.jpg

    universe-bernard-no-hat.jpguniverse-bernhard-with-hat.jpguniverse-bernard-no-hat.jpg

    universe-bernard-no-hat.jpguniverse-bernard-no-hat.jpguniverse-bernard-no-hat.jpg

    universe-bernard-no-hat.jpg

    这样,你总能认出谁是布哈。

    zoo-lion-300.jpg

    在一个有铁条的房子里有狮子,

    zoo-tiger-300.jpg

    并且有老虎。

    狮子有巨大的鬃毛

    老虎有条纹。

    没有两只老虎条纹是相同的。

    ?我累了?,卢卡说。

    他们回到了米德菲而德路 。

    卢卡感到很幸运她有萨姆和萨姆的父亲这样的朋友。

    当卢卡遇见了她的父亲和母亲,她告诉了他们。

    告诉, 告诉, 告诉, 告诉, 和告诉 ,

    告诉, 告诉, 告诉, 告诉, 和告诉,

    这美妙的一天!