Artist: Carl Nesjar (1985).
The evaporator coils of a refrigerator are the source of inspiration for this ice sculpture. In 1969, Carl Nesjar worked with the Department of Cooling Technology at the university, where he had the opportunity to make year-round fountains, where the processes of nature become apparent in a work of art. The impact of the external climate on the shape and expression of the sculpture gave exciting results. The sculpture was a gift to Professor Dr. techn. Gustav Lorentzen on his 70th birthday. Besides this piece, another of Nesjar’s major assignments was the relief works on sandblasted concrete on the Government Office Building in Oslo in 1956, which were based on drawings by Pablo Picasso. For a number of years, Nesjar cooperated with Picasso on developing modern concrete sculpture. He is a painter, a graphic artist, a sculptor and a photographer. He has also written extensively about art.