2013-03-29 13.27.20 copy

Glacier Marker

Sculpture, 2013


On the 29th of March, 2013, I placed a sculpture in an isolated spot on Vatnajökull Glacier in Iceland and left it there.

The sculpture is a bronze reproduction of a "Glacier Marker". These markers were once used by the locals in the area to mark safe paths across the glacier and were made of wood.

Bronze, the first metal to be worked by humans, is one of the most resilient and longest lasting materials known to man.

This sculpture will hold its shape for about 28,000 years. Most scientists agree that the glacier it stands on will be gone within 200 years.


Assistance with bronze: Tryggve Lundberg

Photography/Guide: Guðmundur Ögmundsson