Elmgreen and Dragset
Powerless Structures Fig. 101
23 February 2012 -
‘Powerless Structures Fig. 101’ is a sculpture of a boy astride his rocking horse. A child has been elevated to the status of historical hero, though there is not yet a history to commemorate – only a future to hope for.
Cast in bronze, the work references the traditional monuments in the square, but, with its golden shine, it celebrates generations to come.
"We wanted to create a public sculpture which, rather than dealing with topics of victory or defeat, honours the everyday battles of growing up.”
Elmgreen & Dragset
The sculpture is 4.11 metres high and 4.32 metres long and weighs 3.1 tons.