Artist: Günter Blanck (Hagen)
Toolmaker, social worker, sculptor
After more than 30 years of creative work with various materials, in 1995 he discovered scrap iron as a basic material for the production of metal metamorphoses.
Object: Guardian Angel
Homage to Marc Chagall:
The four-winged guardian angel was made from a scrap iron plate using a welding torch. It stands as a symbol of hope, especially in the difficult Corona period. In the center he received a wheel of life made of copper sheet, whose wings represent by their curved form a gyrating dynamic movement of life. The rainbow colors reflect all the colors of nature. The spiral in the center is the symbol of beginning and end, of coming and going. It testifies to the eternal renewal of life and the associated death. Everyone must find the way for himself.
Location: Meinerzhagen, bypass road, in the height from the entrance to the Höhenflug (opposite). Coordinates: 51.099612, 7.655331.
More: Entrance portal to the Sauerland-Höhenflug (long-distance hiking trail) in the immediate vicinity. Volmequelle nearby.
In the course of the project Scheuerpfähle fürs Volmetal, 20 artistically designed Scheuerpfähle will be erected in the four communities that have joined together to form the region Oben an der Volme. They are to point out special features in the Volme Valley, serve as landmarks or invite reflection. The X 20 hiking trail, which connects Schalksmühle, Halver, Kierspe and Meinerzhagen over a distance of 20 kilometers, serves as a bracket.
The initiator and sponsor of the project is the VAKT art association from Halver. The NRW Ministry for Home Affairs, Municipal Affairs, Building and Equality has sponsored the project. The Minister Ina Scharrenbach personally brought the funding notice to Halver on the Saturday before Christmas 2019.
Rubbing stakes have their origin in agriculture. Farmers put them on the Weide so that cattle could rub against them. In the Volmetal Valley, the stakes are also meant to figuratively indicate points of friction. They should draw attention to special places, stimulate discussion or help to rediscover home.
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