The Man from the Sea

The Man from the Sea (Havmannen) is a granite stone sculpture by the English artist Antony Gormley. It's placed in the sea close to the town. The sculpture is 11 metres tall, weighs 60 tonnes, and according to Lonely Planet - Forever up to his knees in water, turns his back on the town and gazes resolutely out over the fjord.

The sculpture was created and placed in the end of the fjord in 1995 as part of Artscape Nordland. The artist originally envisaged the sculpture being created in steel, based on the traditional steel industry which was one of the pillars of industrial Mo i Rana, and placed in the fjord to illustrate the sharp contrasts between nature and industry.

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