121 figures, 17.3 meters high, carved from one single granite block.
The principle theme is the cycle of life, in which man is depicted in a variety of typical human situations and relationships. Mans longing and yearning for the spiritual and divine.
The people are drawn towards heaven, not only characterized by sadness and controlled despair, but also delight and hope, next to a feeling of togetherness, carefully holding one another tight in this strange sense of salvation.
I could have looked at this and the other sculptures in Vigeland’s Park for hours. #Oslo (at Monolitten)