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environmental sculpture in Baarn, Netherlands - trajectory for Rembrandt, three trees (oaks) - gardens of the Groeneveld Castle Netherands and the environmental sculptures by Lucien den Arend - his environmental tree sculpture on the estate of Kasteel Groeneveld in Baarn - site specific art

trajectory for Rembrandt - 2002 - curvature length 250m - 100 Salix Alba (white willow) branches and three oaks

The Dutch Sculptors' Association (Nederlandse Kring van Beeldhouwers) planned a sculpture exhibition - Landschap Partnerschap (Landscape Partnership) - to be held from April 1999 through September 2002 - on the estate of the Groeneveld Castle in Baarn, the Netherlands, with the theme the relationship between man and his environment. Also see

At Groeneveld the English garden style prevails. The surrounding area was charted as plots of farmland according to a geometrical system, much like the layout of the greater part of Holland. The location of the gardens follows this mathematical system. But the style of the gardens themselves is informal and asymmetrical. There are the typical serpentine lakes, winding drives, and clusters of trees in lawns that, in England, echoes the wooded distance, pulling nature towards the house. But here in Holland the effect is the opposite, to a certain extent making the gardens into a oasis inside of the grid of the surrounding landscape. And Holland is flat!

Lucien den Arend, who was invited to participate in this project, chose a location towards the perimeter of the estate. With his installation he interacted with the axial geometry of the long tree lined lane which approaches the castle, in its axis, gardens from the south.

The location for the semi permanent installation is the area south-west of the lane, leading from a point between the two left trees (below) - the sculptor planted one hundred willows in a curved array leading the eye towards the group of three distant oaks which can be seen between the nearest two trees on the left.

with appreciation for the assistance of Marja de Jong and Arjen, Erwin en Wouter of the Round Table Baarn/Soest


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