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Land Art in Lelystad
1985|1986 land art project with red steel element - 100x200x7.50m - test circuit and test center of the national Road and Transport Department of The Netherlands - Lelystad NL (the work has been demolished in the early nineties)
About seventeen thousand cubic meters of Zuiderzee clay were at his disposal to make a land art project. It was surplus material from a drainage ditch dug in the poldering process. The new building of the Test center was to be built on that location.
I made a curved dike, reminiscent of the dikes around the Flevopolder - and for that matter, in most other parts of the Netherlands where the land is man-made. From the beginning of the mound it increases in height from two to seven and a half meters. On its crest he mounted a large (three by six meter - sixty centimeter thick - red steel rectangular construction): its visual function being like that of a keystone in an arch's highest point. It was situated on the highest part of the dike - the flattened top of the rising curve is the path of the red block, which at the same time appears to be a launching platform.