A Library That Plummets into an Abyss

(Photos: Claire Voon/Hyperallergic)

Sculptor Susanna Hesselberg titles her work When My Father Died It Was Like a Whole Library Had Burned Down.

The knowledge, experiences, and memories of a lifetime--enough to fill many volumes of books--vanish when a person takes his last breath. Hesselberg expresses this fact with haunting beauty in this unique sculpture. It is lined with books that descend into the ground, into darkness and the abode of the dead.

This is Hesselberg's contribution to this year's Sculpture by the Sea program in Aarhaus, Denmark. You can see other sculptures in the exhibit at Hyperallergic.

-via Colossal


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