Weeping Lion  
Concrete, water, pump system
130 x 80 x 50 cm

The Stockholm Lion is an iconic public sculpture found all around the Swedish capital. Cast in solid concrete, the lions serve as traffic barriers, blocking access to pedestrian streets.  

Susanna Jablonski cast a new version of the lion, identical to the original but with water ducts in the eyes so that the lion appears to be miraculously crying. Tears drip down from its concrete eyes onto the asphalt.

Weeping Lion was conceived as a public sculpture for the City of Stockholm, and placed outside the former residence of the exiled poet Nelly Sachs (1891 -1970). The work was made in dialogue with Anders Årfelt, designer of the lion-shaped concrete barriers in 1995.