The granite sculpture, Stone Wedge, was exhibited for the first time in 2007 at Marsvinsholm Sculpture Park. In 2010, it was placed here at the pier of the Ystad Open-Air Bathhouse Association as a gift from the artist to the association. The artwork’s form can be interpreted as slightly androgynous and therefore fits in well at a bathing spot and with the association’s future plans to one day build an open-air bathhouse at the end of the pier.
Evert Fornäs was a self-taught artist. He began his artistic career as a painter, but soon switched to sculpture. Evert Fornäs liked to experiment with different stone materials and hard-burnt ceramics in his sculptures. He left behind many insightful quotes. One was: “It is the ability to see differences, not similarities, that determines the quality of the work” – a quote that is very fitting for this work of art.
Evert Fornäs saw himself as a classical sculptor and was inspired by great masters such as Michelangelo and Brancusi. His work can be seen in places such as Norrköping, Linköping and Malmö.
Another of his works – Skyddande, Ihop och Nära (Protecting, Together and Close) – can be seen in Ystad, at Lilla Östergatan 6.