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SCULPTURES UNDER CONSTRUCTION - URBAN LAND ART
These three rectangular fields of grass, two by sixmeters long, were part of my original proposal - each field with three espalier lime trees, facing it. But within days after they were made the director, Dirk Jongeneel, called me and said that they had to go; otherwise he would have them removed himself. What had happened was that unknown workers had put three gravemarkers with three times the name "Dirk" on them between the espaliers and the fields. It had something to do with the popularity of three men heading the DSW, all with the first name "Dirk".
It was my first commission and I did not want a fight so I devised a scheme using the original sections of Ashlar curbstone to make another layout which could be reverted to the original plan after the director would retire. I told this to one of the people working for me. He was employed by the DSW so it didn't take long before a few days later the director Jongeneel tapped me on the shoulder and before I could recognize who it was his voice whispered "it will be a long time before I am gone." So much for that.