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  Land Art in Germany - Alzey-Weinheim - "Der Ring".    Land Art

symposiums can be regarded as professional vacations. That is... for as far Lucien den Arend is concerned

"Going abroad is for me always connected to my work. And when I get the chance I occasionally like to accept an invitation to participate in a symposium. It gives me the opportunity to work in a completely different situation and, most of al, meet colleagues and other people. At home working on commissions puts quite a lot of pressure on me - presenting my work to committees is like doing exams all your life.

Working in snow gives me even more freedom. It is an easy material, not messy and does what you want it to do. And it is a relieving thought that you don't have to worry about a blooper staying around to haunt you. After the season it will have melted. And if it was a success, you can always find a way to realize it in a more durable material.


Joop Beljon's homage to Sam Rodia - the creator of Watt's Towers

In 1965 my first symposium was one where I was a spectator - during my study at California State at Long Beach. There it was that I first met Joop Beljon, a well known Dutch sculptor. I talked with him about the technique of casting concrete and constructing the forms, which were quite complicated in the homage to Sam Rodia sculpture" Years later I met him again as a colleague and member of the Dutch Sculptor's Association and I taught at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, where he was director.

With this international sculpture symposium - the first of its kind in the United States the university museum's collection of outdoor sculpture began. Supported by innovative partnerships with local industries, each artist completed one work, which became the property of the university. The result included 10 works spread throughout the 322-acre campus. The collection currently includes works by Kengiro Azuma, J. J. Beljon, Andre Bloc, Woods Davy, Guy Dill, Kosso Eloul, Clare Falkenstein, Bryan Hunt, Robert Irwin, Gabriel Kohn, Piotr Kowalski, Robert Murray, Terry Schoonhoven, Richard Turner, and Michael Davis. Recently, works of Maren Hassinger, Eugenia Butler, and Frederick Fisher have enhanced the collection.
 

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