Artist: Lars Trægde 2008. Art consultant: Annika Borg.
Under a tall, solid pine tree at Heimdal churchyard, Lars Trægde has built a memorial of wood and natural stone. Whilst the crown of the tree forms a ‘roof’, the solid stone wall of the churchyard constitutes the walls of the quiet south-eastern corner. The memorial is shaped as a low plateau of approximately 10 x 8 m, built with a rough stone wall, planted with grass and partially covered in stone slabs. On the elevation, the artist has erected an open and airy construction, a framework of pine. Two benches made from the same material have been joined together, and a simple roof above one of the benches provides a sense of being indoors, even though the view is unrestricted in all directions. Along the opposite side of the plateau, a low wooden construction is situated as a nameplate area. The artist has allowed the memorial to be integrated with the surroundings, in the belief that contact with trees and nature can provide a vital part of the grieving process, with an added hope that this is a place where people may feel comforted and comfortable.