HR Giger: The theme of Nut the Sky Goddess involved in Giger choice of grave stone

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Carmen Scheifele-Giger, the second and last wife HR Giger understood how the female figure across the painting was Nut the Egyptian goddess of the night's sky with the stars in her belly, and she thought it was very beautiful. 

It was one that HR Giger liked very much, and when he died in 2014, it was actually being considered for his grave adornment, but since this was rejected by the Commune de Gruyères. 

Instead a tomb slab designed by Carmen Giger inspired by Egyptian sarcophagi, utilising Giger's designs from other projects, made from Galaxy natural stone from India, with gold mineral inclusions resembling a star-scattered night sky was used to evoke the idea of the Egyptian sky goddess



Giger's Grave Stone
(Source: Museum HR Giger on Facebook)

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  1. Dedication Of HR Giger's Memorial Following months of planning, design, and sculpting work, the artist's closest friends felt honoured to be able to commemorate the completion of HR Giger's grave memorial with a small, nocturnal celebration on Saturday, November 19, 2016.
    The memorial, a tomb slab designed by Carmen Giger and inspired by ancient Egyptian sarcophagi, was sculpted from a Galaxy dimension stone. Notwithstanding the challenges arising from the requirements and restrictions imposed by the Commune de Gruyères, we were determined to complete this monument true to HR Giger's unique spirit. It was to be as if created by his hand.
    Carmen Giger: "We selected this particular stone because its golden mineral inclusions resemble a star-scattered night sky; they evoke Nut, the Egyptian goddess of the sky, rendered by Hansruedi in his painting «Hieroglyphics». Said painting, loved so much by him, was our original choice for a grave adornment, but it was rejected by the Commune de Gruyères.
    The profile framing the stone was shaped in accordance with the shape of a small, wonderful wooden table designed and built by Hansruedi as a final exam at the Zurich Art and Design College."
    We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all those who helped in realizing this ambitious project, particularly to sculptors Roli Graf and Willy Sager, who worked on the stone itself.
    HR Giger's grave site is located Gruyères, Switzerland, a mere few steps from the Museum HR Giger and the Giger Bar. It is open to the public.
    Atelier HR Giger
    Museum HR Giger
    (https://www.facebook.com/museumhrgiger/posts/10154823944754324)
  2. Fertigstellung des Grabmals des Künstlers HR Giger (1940 – 2014) Nach Monaten der Planung, Gestaltung und Ausarbeitung konnte die Fertigstellung von HR Gigers Grabmal am Samstag, dem 19. November 2016, im Kreise der engsten Freunde des Künstlers in einer kleinen, nächtlichen Feier angemessen gewürdigt werden.
    Das Grabmal, eine von Carmen Giger entworfene Grabplatte nach antik-ägyptischem Vorbild, wurde aus einem aus Indien stammenden Galaxy-Naturstein herausgearbeitet. Trotz der eine ganz besondere Herausforderung darstellenden Vorgaben und Einschränkungen von Seiten der Gemeinde Gruyères, war es unsere feste Absicht, dieses Grabmal im Sinne von HR Giger zu verwirklichen, so dass es sich auch um ein Werk aus seiner eigenen Hand handeln könnte.
    Carmen Giger: "Wir suchten diesen Stein aus, weil er mit den goldenen Mineralien wie ein sternenübersäter Nachthimmel aussieht, wie die ägyptische Göttin des Nachthimmels, Nut, die Hansruedi im Bild «Hieroglyphics» darstellte. Dieses Bild, welches er so liebte, war ursprünglich unsere erste Wahl, wurde jedoch von der Commune de Gruyères verworfen.
    Die Form des Rahmens ist einem kleinen aber wunderbaren Tisch entnommen, den Hansruedi als Abschlussarbeit für die Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich modellierte und schreinerte."
    Den Personen, die dieses anspruchsvolle Projekt ermöglichten, gebührt unser tiefster Dank; ganz besonders gilt dies für die Bildhauer Roli Graf und Willy Sager, die den Stein bearbeiteten.
    Das Grab von HR Giger befindet sich in Gruyères/FR, nur wenige Schritte vom Museum HR Giger und der Giger Bar entfernt. Es ist öffentlich zugänglich.
    Atelier HR Giger
    Museum HR Giger

    (https://www.facebook.com/museumhrgiger/posts/10154823944754324)
    Google Translation
    Completion of the tomb of the artist HR Giger (1940 - 2014)After months of planning, design and elaboration, the completion of HR Gigers Tomb on Saturday, November 19, 2016, was appropriately acknowledged in the circle of the artist's closest friends in a small, nocturnal celebration.The tombstone, designed by Carmen Giger according to the ancient Egyptian model, was worked out of a Galaxy natural stone from India. Despite the specific requirements and limitations of the commune of Gruyères, it was our firm intention to realize this monument in the sense of HR Giger so that it could also be a work from his own hand.Carmen Giger: "We looked for this stone because it looks like a star-studded post-giant with the golden minerals, like the Egyptian goddess of the night sky , Nut, which Hansruedi depicted in the picture" Hieroglyphics. "This image, which he so loved, was original Our first choice, but was rejected by the Commune de Gruyères.The form of the frame is taken from a small but wonderful table, which Hansruedi modeled and shouted as final work for the Kunstgewerbeschule in Zurich. "The people who made this challenging project deserve our deepest thanks; This is especially true of the sculptors Roli Graf and Willy Sager, who worked on the stone.The tomb of HR Giger is located in Gruyères / FR, just a few steps from the Giger Museum and the Giger Bar. It is publicly accessible.Workshop HR GigerMuseum HR Giger
  3. Carmen Scheifele-Giger: Three stages of the alien, now in the hold was put into a pyramid and on top of it all was Nut the Egyptian goddess of the night sky with the stars in her belly and I think that was really beautiful (Memory: The origins of Alien)

1 comment:

  1. This separate page for "HR Giger: The theme of Nut the Sky Goddess involved in Giger choice of grave stone" was originally made on 3rd March 2021 although the information had been published here as soon as photos showed up of the tomb stone which was shortly after the completion of the grave memorial in 2016, then Google deleted it on 15th May 2021 but I restored the page on the same day.

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