Caryatid Smedjebacken. 1991. Bronze sculpture with water in basin. 250 cm.
Four women in one. Unity, power and strength. The capacity to uphold and pass on. The original Caryatids hold up the roof of the temple Erecththeion, Acropolis in Athens, Greece. According to one interpretation, they symbolize some Greek women in ancient times who, despite harsh external circumstances, refused to let themselves be subdued, proud and self-aware, they ventured to defy those in power and firmly passed on their own traditions