An artwork from Public Art in Ystad
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Foto Markus Fägersten

Foto Markus Fägersten

Stone Wedge

Artist
Evert Fornäs (1924-2011)
Material
Granite
Year
Erected in 2010
Dimensions
Height: 1.2m
Location
Ystad Marina, at the Ystad Open-Air Bathhouse Association’s pier

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.