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The elliptical segments of the red construction find their counterparts in two dimensional space as a floor piece on the playground on the north-east side of the building. The angle the two make with each other, is the first step in laying down the direction of the oblique rows of Italian Poplar screens which would form a pattern of lines across the paved areas.
The color was chosen in order to emphasize the presence of the - in effect - concrete concept.
Farel - 1988|1990 parallel rows of Italian poplar trees and steel elements - the red construction is the starting point of the floor piece around which the layout pivots - 40mm painted steel - 500x500x150cm - Farel School - NL
The rows of poplar trees are not parallel to the orientation of the red sculpture, which orientates itself to the position of the buildings. The poplars make an acute angle with the axis of the red sculpture. But it is this sculpture which is the source of the direction of the poplar screens. I.e. the two ellipse segments, which are derived from this sculpture, have been positioned to the north-east side of the school. On the playground they have been installed as a floor piece - on one plane. As well as in in this sculpture, as the floor piece on the other side of the main building, the two segments form a continuous curved line. In the spatial configuration - above - the angle between the chords of the ellipses remains 90°. While in the floor piece this becomes an acute angle because the spatial configuration has been distilled to two dimensional space.