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Marconiplein Rotterdam Holland - homage to Oud and van Doesburg - maquette|model

Marconiplein Rotterdam - homage to Oud and van Doesburg
wood, paint, plastic and paper

truly public art

Since the boulevards in this section of Rotterdam converge at different angles - with their axes not even in straight lines, I decided to cut out a section at a random angle to the situation of the Marconiplein - a square where nothing was square - which, at the time I was preparing my proposal, was a complete excavation site. The subway was being built and traffic was hardly possible. So I used a blue print, 1:500, and used that as my base. On this scale I could use solid wood for everything but my sculpture, which consisted of three thin planes - about half a millimeter thick; so I used a plastic sheet for those.

In order to have the sculpture stand out, I gave all the buildings and trees the same tone. I know that in reality this is not so. But a scale model is not reality. It has its own reality. And that is what counts. That is exactly what a maquette is about. A substitute reality, which has to present my sculpture as a translation of the way it will be presented in the real world.

 

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