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SCULPTURES UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Barendrecht is known for its wetlands and 'grienden' (Osiers). Willows have been a source of income since the middle ages in these parts of Holland. Together with the respect for the work process of Pieter Janszoon Saenredam, the sculptor combined his love of the old disappearing landscape of the lowlands and devised this landscape project.
Here the island is temporarily made accessible by connecting it to the shore by way of a pontoon. One of the aspects of this piece of land art is the inaccessibility of the island, detached from the accessible public space - but perceptible. In the summer the foliage of the willows, together with the large leaves of the Petasitis (Butterbur), which reach a height of a meter or more, the center of the island is, for the most part, hidden from view. Only during a winter like the ones from Saenredam's time, when there is a strong layer of ice, one can reach the island to discover its contents.
2006 - pollarding the willows of the in Barendrecht, Holland