Columna Transatlantica is a sculptural work, situated by the Atlantic road between the two cities Kristiansund and Molde on Norways northwestern coast.
The sculpture is made of about 40 elements of white marble laid out across a stretch
of 90 meters by the ocean. The disposition and direction of the different elements also
suggests that the individual elements was at some point connected into one continuous
piece. The shape of the sculptures can give associations to a broken greek column,
but its sharp profile, spaghetti-like and seemingly soft shapes simultaneously suggests
otherwise: The ornamental character of Columna Transatlantica can also look like
whipped cream from a cream dispenser, from a futile attempt to decorate and beautify
the pristine landscape of Vevang.
From its beginning in a fertile and sheltered pond, Columna Transatlantica meanders towards the rough barren cliffs cable or a decadent ornament:
the associations are many and often contradictory, but collectively question the artificial separation between human actions and endeavors and the
‘natural’ history along the restless sea. A toppled or gradually ruined column, the vertebrae of huge and mythical marine creature,
a transatlantic transportation or communication the associations are many and often contradictory,
but collectively question the artificial separation between human actions and endeavors and the ‘natural’ history.
Our production process is complete. From raw material (quarry blocks) to finished products.
Before, during and after we follow all its phases: processing files and 3D drawings, slabs sawing, milling of solids,
two-dimensional shaping, three-dimensional machining with C.N.C 5 axes contourning machines,
surface finishes, testing and packaging. All while collaborating closely with the designer and installer.