Sunrise, Chapel of rest, Udland church 2006
The artist Arild Berg has the last year challenged some of us to think and to tell stories. To him it was a new thing to make art for a church. Not at least art for a funeral room. He would like to know what we, who works in, and the users of, the church, thought. What he got to hear from our thoughts has been influencing his work. Therefore it was a big experience to see the result. It was like a mirror which discovers something about what we think about in a funeral room. The mixture of nonfigurative and figurative motifs says something about both wondering and clear thoughts. The ceramic tiles can be experienced either one by one or together. Without any requests from the artist, I choose my favorite tile “The fish!” – the secret sign of Him who always follows us.
From the Parish paper at Sunday Service which included introductory of the art in the chapel of rest/room of silence for the congregation.
A collaboration with Udland church and artistic consultant Silje Almås, Rogaland contemporary art centre.
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