God of Wednesday

2020

20 x 25 x 18cm

Concrete with black ink

 

(Photo by Alina Koschnike)

The name of the weekday Wednesday comes from the old Norse ´Onsdag´, Odin’s day, named after the king of the Gods in Norse mythology. The significance of the middle of the week is still prevalent in today’s “mythology”. Known as hump day, Wednesday is the hump to get over as the weekend approaches. 

 

Studying totems and religious items, Maness has re-imagined the everyday shapes used to pour religious adoration into. Odin’s day meets hump day as the heaviness of the middle of the working week is physically evident in this modern day artifact.