“Diamonds are created under pressure so hold on…”

“…your time to shine…is soon.” ― Sope Agbelusi

Caspar David Friedrich’s “Sea of Ice” was Monica Bonvicini’s inspiration for the stainless steel and glass panels defining the permanent sculpture, She Lies, which floats outside Oslo’s Opera House.  Friedrich, a German painter of landscapes (5 September 1774 – 7 May 1840) could not have known at the time that his painting would help define public art in the modern era.  But, not only is his impact immediate but Bonvicini’s work, resembling a rare diamonds as much it does ice, has helped completely redefine Oslo’s waterfront.

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