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Gunnfríður Jónsdóttir

  • Year : 1947
  • Height : 67 cm
  • Width : 37 cm
  • Category : Skúlptúr
  • Sub-category : Málmskúlptúr

Location: Hljómskálagarðurinn. The sculpture Going Home by Gunnfríður Jónsdóttir was unveiled on 8 May 1947 in the sculpture garden at Sólheimar in Grímsnes, in remembrance of Gunnar Ásgeirsson, merchant and a great supporter of Sólheimar. Today, the sculpture stands on the east side of Hljómskálagarður Park, having been moved there from the corner of Freyjugata and Mímisvegur, where Ásmundarsalur is located. Gunnfríður lived and worked in that house while she was married to sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson. By the house, where the statue used to stand, is a pillar called Gunnfríður’s Pillar, and today this is a space for outdoor art by artists who get to exhibit their work there for three or four months at a time. Going Home is a dainty and delicate statue of a sitting woman who looks like she either just sat down or is about to stand up. The statue is particularly interesting from the side, where you can see how erect she is and wonder whom or what she is waiting for.

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