Museum of the Center of Europe EUROPOS PARKAS

The Sign

About the artwork
Dedicated to commemorate 1000 years of Lithuania, Ženklas (The Sign) by the sculptor Gintaras Karosas is one of the large-scale pieces of work from this author. The sculptural arrangement looks like a checkmark that we use to mark some object on a piece of paper. A thousand years ago, Lithuania’s name was mentioned in a written source for the first time, and the artist wanted to create a tangible sign for the next millennium, one that would tell the story of the lonely word that marked the origin of a country. It is a symbol of strength and longevity.

The enormous monumental steel pillar stands out in its colour of rust amidst the forest, and its vantage point in the middle of a knoll commands the viewer to look up.
Author: Gintaras Karosas
Country: Lithuania
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