Livsglæde af Børge Jørgensen (Joy of life)
Livsglæde by Børge Jørgensen, 1978
”Livsglæde” or ”Joy of life” in english, is a typical work of sculptor Børge Jørgensen.
In his early work, he worked in granite, but had a fundamental desire to create sculptures in a more easily accessible material. In the 50’s he therefore started doing sculptures in plate iron. Subsequently developed it into steel and glass in various reliefs and sculptures that creates an exciting material contrast. Jørgensen has a desire that the sculptures from his hand, should play together with their surroundings. With an interaction between lightness and gravity, as well as sharp and soft surfaces, Jørgensen wants to express something life-affirming, as the title also refers to.