Jesus' Hand, Life's Spring, and Odin's Eye
Take a walk in the past
Jesus' Hand, Life's Spring and Odin's Eye in Nørregade. As part of the renovation of Holstebro's pedestrian area in 2002, Bjørn Nørgaard was asked to be a consultant on what should be on the surface of the new pedestrian area. He suggested, that at in three places there should be dome-shaped circles made of different coloured granite representing three themes. The middle of these circles acts as a source from which water is pumped out which runs over the granite which bringing to life the colours of the stones.
Jesus' Hand is located at the intersection of Skt. Jørgensgade and Nørregade. This dome shaped circle is made of granite in every hue of green. The dome consists of a number of concentric circles symbolising the perfect, the eternal and the divine. A cross, eight star tips and the rays of the sun are embedded into it. The circles and the hand in the middle symbolise the divine strength and power.
Life's Spring is located at the intersection of Rådhusstræde and Nørregade. This dome shaped circle is made of granite in every hue of blue. The base pattern is spiral, which is an ancient symbol of fertility. It is cut through by organic streams of water. A conventionalized vagina is placed is the middle symbolising the source of life.
Odin's Eye is located at the intersection of Horsstræde and Nørregade. This dome shaped circle is made of granite in every hue of red. The pattern are squares pushed into each other. The square symbolises the earthly, and the eye in the middle symbolises the god Odin who had to sacrifice his one eye to obtain insight and wisdom.
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