Pieminekļu kari / Monument Wars

Kinētiskā skulptūra “Pieminekļu kari”, Rīga, Latvija, 2014

Kinetic sculpture “Monument Wars”, Riga, Latvia, 2014

 

Kinetic sculpture was created for Riga culture capital of Europe 2014.

It illustrates Latvian virtues and characteristics which have developed under influence of four cultures – German, Polish, Russian and Swedish. Each sculpture represents a particular aspect of Latvian culture.

“Monument Wars” was located on the corner of Elizabete and Brivibas street, where from year 1950 till 1991 bronze monument of Lenin was located.

Sarkanais slidkalniņš / The Red Slide

Skulptūra “Sarkanais slidkalniņš”, Raumas Biennāle, 2012

Sculpture „Red slide”, Rauma Biennal, 2012

 

The Red Slide (2012) is constructed especially for Rauma Biennal Balticum 2012. Curator Henna Panu wrote: “The composition evokes the idea of passing war down from generation to generation, like the greatest blight of mankind that has been inevitable so far. Humans are the most disharmonious creatures on Earth. Questions about war and crisis situations caused by people do not only deal with heroism, achievement, and losses. The essence of humanity may be studied systematically through experiences of war, and hopefully the goal is improvement; reaching peaceful solutions in conflicts situations.”