Kai Nielsen, Mother of Water

Kai Nielsen Vannmoderen

Kai Nielsen, Mother of Water, 1918–1920.

Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Kunstsenter

Kai Nielsen, Mother of Water (1918–1920)

The Danish sculptor Kai Nielsen (1882–1924) is well-known for his iconic work Mother of Water, which is carved in marble at Glyptoteket in Copenhagen. Cast in bronze at Høvikodden, the sculpture is presented with quite a different expression.

Donated to Henie Onstad by ship owner Klaveness.