gustav vigeland mother and sonGustav Vigeland (Norwegian). Granite. A mother pleading with her despondent son. My friend Kevin Kresse introduced this sculptor to me. Vigeland designed the Nobel Peace Prize medal, and has a dedicated sculpture park for his work in bronze and stone in Oslo. One can detect Vigeland’s vision in Kevin’s work, and the reverse. Bold, physical presence of the figure. Natural human gesture. No matter the portrait, the subject of the work is always the human relationships, between the figures in the sculpture, or between the figure and the person standing before it, or both.