“Ellips”

ELLIPS is a neutral name, as I want every visitor to make their own interpretations of what they see.
It is important that visitors can walk all the way around the work.
The sculpture is made of scraps of Estremoz marble from Portugal, where I have allowed parts of the outer edge to remain untouched, incorporating algae that developed over millions of years into the overall artistic expression.

Height 190 cm
Weight 70 kg

What does ELLIPS say to you?
What do you experience when you walk around ELLIPS? How does its expression change?
A former consulting manager at IBM in the Nordic region, and a specialist in business change processes,
Inger Sannes applied her unique expertise (in being open,
vulnerable, accepting failures, etc.) in her own journey to become a professional sculptor. She tries
to find unique forms of expression and communication based on her innermost dreams and feelings. Her willingness to plumb her own depths, combined with her business experience and ability to pursue major
projects and her own artistic expression, have rewarded her with several major assignments and public
artworks in Europe, Asia and the United States. Some examples are sculptural gardens for children
in Söderköping; “en läkande vandring” (“a healing walk”) at Frustuna Church outside of Gnesta and at the SAS Institute
in Stora Frösunda, Solna in Sweden. For eight years, she designed the Oslo Innovation Award
to honour the most innovative companies in Norway. Other works include “Sky Garden”, a place for
contemplation in Kowloon, Hong Kong; the sculpture SOURCE for the ice festival “Tusen
Vintrar” (“A Thousand Winters”) in Uppsala in Sweden; and the monumental marble sculpture ELEMENTS
at Christopher Newport University in Virginia, USA.

Inger Sannes has received financial support from Public Art Agency Sweden, the Swedish and Norwegian
embassies in Rome and the Swedish Institute in Rome, as well as the the city of Carrara and private
companies such as Atlas Copco and Volvo for the project “7 konstnärer i Cava Querciola” (“7 artists in Cava Querciola”), Carrara,
Italy.

Her interest in creating new contacts and learning about new areas in other fields
led to her participating and exhibiting under Art & Science projects with
international researchers from the Oskar Klein Center for particle physics at Stockholm
University and the Edsvik Konsthall in Stockholm.

Born in Norway, Inger Sannes spends her time alternately in Sweden and Pietrasanta, Italy. She
chairs the Swedish Sculptors Association and in recent years served as a member of a committee
in the Royal Society of Sculptors (RBS) in the UK, which selects artists for the prestigious
Brian Mercer grant for the residency in Pietrasanta, Italy.