Vigelandsparken Livshjulet Foto Espen Grønli Vigelandmuseet

Vigeland Park / The Wheel of Life

In the west axis from the Monolith, The Wheel of Life in bronze is visible, modeled in 1933-34 and erected in 1949.

The wheel is a symbol of eternity, and here it is designed as a rotating wreath of women, men, and children holding onto each other for all eternity. This sculpture summarizes the entire dramatic theme of the park: a sculptor's reflections on the journey of human life from cradle to grave, through joy and sorrow, through dreams, fantasy, hope, and eternal longings.