The first thing that greeted us were these blue chairs sprinkled throughout the trees at the Sculpture Park (KunstCentret Silkeborg Bad) in Silkeborg, Denmark.
The next was this blue person fountain which our friend Mike entitled ‘Busting for a pee’. There were a variety of other sculptures that came into focus as we wandered through the parklike setting. This sculpture was entitled ‘Story time for little horses’ by its creator.Weather vane with a metal feather pointing out the way of the wind. A ‘jungle gym’ made of metal tree branches populated with giant snails and birds, and small swinging children. Strutting screeching eagle. Weathered and stacked wood. An abstract kiss. A series of connected concrete pools like a spinal cord that winds its way down a hill. Oversized guitar picks housed in wired cages caught our attention.Metal circle sculptures.Sisyphus, a huge rolling stone sculpture that is periodically hauled up the hill. The sculpture bears a resemblance to a certain orange tyrant, and somewhere, someone must take on the Sisyphean task of getting the stone to roll uphill instead of perpetually downhill as is its wont. Not overly photogenic were padlocked wooden covers scattered throughout the grounds, but as we came close they began a series of whimpers, moans, coughs, and cries of people trapped beneath the earth.
The Sculpture Park was on the grounds of a former spa which was established in 1883.
I find the aging and the rusty water tones of this fountain to be as interesting a ‘sculpture’ as the newer pieces. One part of the gardens contains the Bunkermuseet, camouflaged bunkers dating back to 1943 to 1945 when Germany occupied Denmark.There is also an art gallery in the former spa headquarters but by the time we had finished exploring the garden and lake (free) the gallery was about to close.