Et in Arcadia Ego (Seks Karyatidefletninger)
Commision for Store Heddinge skulpturpark, 2018




Limestone from Faxe Kalkbrud



These sculptures were made during a symposium at Stevns Klint for the occasion of the areas’ nomination to Unesco World Heritage.

The Caryatids, whom were once placed at the entrance of the Erechteion temple at Akropolis, worked both as stabilising columns and imposing sculptures. Their weakest joint were their narrow, female necks, which didn’t correspond to the heavy weight of the temple. The solution from the stonemason was to give them beautiful, intricate hairstyles.

The sculptures refers to both the myth of the Caryatids, the story of the cliff that fell down under Højerup church in 1928 and to the short story ‘Karyatiderne – en ufuldendt historie’ written by Karen Blixen.