The following artwork has an unusual story and illustrates an incredible imagination. Swedish artist Susanna Hesselberg constructed a library that plunges into an infinite abyss. That’s right, a kind of underground-never-ending library.

Her work is visible only from above ground, and it is so perfectly made, that it looks like a regular square frame with a picture of some books laying on the grass. As viewers approach it, they can easily see the stacks of books descending into the earth, having no bottom.

With this original artwork, Susanna entered into the biannual Sculpture by the Sea in Aarhus in Denmark, her work being displayed on July 5th.

As beautiful as her idea is, it has a somber story behind it. Her installation is entitled “When My Father Died It Was Like a Whole Library Had Burned Down”. While visually delightful, the piece has a somber intention, making reference to lyrics from Laurie Anderson’s song World Without End.

We don’t need to see the other 55 artworks from the exhibition, because we already know that this one is the best.

Susanna Hesselberg

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