Family
Aslaug is located at the Rosenbakken-Nørre Boulevard roundabout in the northern part of Skive. Aslaug is related to Kraka, located at the Vestre Boulevard-Nørre Boulevard roundabout. Kraka is the most northern of the 11 stars.

Story
The Kraka and Aslaug roundabouts represent the northern features of the 11 stars, therefore they are located northernmost. Kraka and Aslaug are women in the Norse mythology. Actually the chief’s daughter Aslaug and the peasant girl Kraka are one woman. When the two sculptures are put together, they form one silvery whole.

Aslaug is the daughter of the dragon killer Sigurd Fafnersbane. When her parents die, Heimar takes over the paternity. Heimar fears for her safety and makes a harp which is large enough to hide the little girl and goes out into the world as a poor harpist. One night he is killed by a peasant couple who want to steal the harp. They discover the little girl and adopt her under the name of Kraka (crow). But Aslaug does not forget where she comes from. She is waiting for a chief to come and get her...

Kraka and Aslaug encourage us to see the world in a female and in a northern perspective. They may also make us think about what it is like to be whole. In addition Aslaug encourages us to remember who we are, even if someone calls us a “crow”. Finally you can see the sculpture “Aslaug” as a harp hiding a little girl.

Form
“Aslaug” was inspired by the brooches and ring castles of the Viking Age, the buckles of the Bronze Age, grave mounds, windswept places and Icelandic geysers the second before they spout.

At Jacob Jensen Design we have previously used the groove pattern in the Beogram 4000 from 1972. It is one of the industrial products in the world, which has gained most design awards.

Data

Design:
Jacob Jensen Design
Sponsor:
Salling Bank and N. Graversens Metalvarefabrik A/S
Producer:
N. Graversens Metalvarefabrik A/S
Material: Acid-proof glass blown steel sheeting
Total weight: 2622 kg
Diameter: 6,5 m
Height: 1,6 m
Total surface area: 126,25 m2

Publiceret 26-06-2015