An art object, the result of the first season of the ArtArtika residence under the supervision of Weld Queen in the city of Monchegorsk, Murmansk region.
13 students from different cities of Russia and 8 experts from the Weld Queen’s team worked on the creation of the art object for a month. The project aims at obtaining a unique artistic experience by the Creators chosen to participate in the residence and creating the site-specific public art in Monchegorsk. As a result, the Creators gained experience in the creating an object from scratch to installation, and the Sun circle has been installed on one of the embankments in Monchegorsk, which became a new favorite place for the townspeople.
The sculpture like a round frame enchases the surrounding landscape, time passing it through itself at the same and it becomes one with nature. The steel Sun is installed in such a way that on a polar day it catches a slowly moving solar disk on the horizon in its circle. On a polar night it replaces the star with its soft rays. The «Sun circle» is a symbol of warmth and light, which is so lacking for a person in the Arctic Circle.
3000 х 4900 х 1700 mm
Steel. Welding. Galvanizing.
Monchegorsk, Murmansk region.