Heaven on Earth

Our definition of time concerns both the way we perceive ongoing time, and time as the binding element in the construction of our memories. Time understood in the latter sense represents the way to tell stories or to re-create them on basis of given symbols.

The rituals, symbols and signs marking this understanding have a shared, almost universal character in terms of their formal appearance and graphic presentation. The openness of these well-known symbols is translated into specific experiences or recollections by means of the chosen setting and the presence of the viewer. The individual presence is reinfused into this timeless symbolic setting.

The scene evoked by Inge Mahn's sculpture Heaven on Earth, creates a feeling of a place of transformation, of something that can change in one's state of being, we are on the threshold of something new.


  • Completed 1993
  • Gate, two spheres of granite and a circle engraves on a cliff
  • Height of the gate 250 cm, diameter of the spheres 65,5 cm and 100 cm, diameter of the circle 800 cm


Take the Efjord bridge at E6, go to Skarstad. Furthermore, approx. 3 km from the village hall to Finnvik. Located on the left side of the road, facing the sea on Skarstad.

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