The opposite of love is indifference
2019, Aspen, Colorado
A public sculpture
A sculpture about not being indifferent to our fellow man’s struggles
10 ft (H) x 4ft (W) x 3ft (D)
The Opposite of Love is Indifference is a sculpture about love and against hate. It is about a journey. It is about life.
British artist Nicola Anthony makes sculptures which have been called “a journal of a thousand souls”, as she transforms stories, phrases and blessings, reimagining them as contemporary art.
The sculpture features quotes from writer and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, alongside blessings in Hebrew selected by Rabbi Mendel Mintz, about extending love and kindness to all fellow human souls. It also captures the spirit of the community - becoming the community’s story.
The sculpture is stainless steel, designed to reflect the beautiful Aspen skies and the Chabad’s surroundings, as well as the faces of those who view it. The organic spiralling shape of the sculpture represents a journey, progress, and the path of life unfolding.
The making of….
Thank you to this artwork’s sponsor Melinda Goldrich of the GOLDRICH FAMILY FOUNDATION, and to the Chabad Jewish Community Centre.