PROTRACTUS (lat.) – a bridge between two worlds. If it is by the sea it refers to navigation, which in turn leads to thoughts about the art of sailing along the coastline more than a thousand years ago. Some of those navigators now rest in large circular burial mounds in the region.
Natural grey basalt stone or granite.
A natural stone platform.
By the sea (near the new bridge?)"
The sculpture "Protractus" in Skjerstad is located by the road that leads to the bridge over Skjerstadfjorden. The sculpture’s semi-circular shaped opening frames a cultural landscape containing numerous historical sites. The sculpture’s shape stems from a protractor, an instrument used for measuring angles and drawing to scale. The title "Protractus" refers to a prolongation. To measure, and to see things in another scale, to raise one’s sight, to look beyond... perhaps a place in the direction one’s thoughts are led by this “vessel”.