The Vigeland sculpture park in Oslo is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. While visiting Oslo for only a short weekend, I found myself needing to return a second day just to take in what I had witnessed.
It was difficult for me to comprehend that this gigantic park of over 340 acres was mainly designed by Gustav Vigeland. It includes over 200 sculptures, and seems to be very much an artwork of his own vision.
The park is built around a central plaza that includes a tower of humans piled on one another. It is simply astounding, and odd at the sames time.
The bodies are contorted, nude, pressed against each other rising up into the heavens. It doesn’t really feel sad, or scary, or sexual, it is just a pile of bodies carved in stone.