Land art and site specific sculpture in the urban setting. Environmental sculpture is an art form which uses the environment as its material. Concrete art is, like any art form, human made and is therefore geometric in essence. Public art is art which can be viewed and accessed by the public.
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red lead tower project for the Dordtse Dom
red lead tower-project for the Dordtse Dom

The plans for a steeple were abandoned after the tower started leaning during its construction in the sixteenth century. The sandstone constructions for the steeple which had already been started were partly dismantled and clocks were built between them in 1626. Three centuries later I proposed to continue the completion of the tower by utilizing the gaps between clocks and lower a light steel construction in the shape of a Saint Andrew's Cross between them. Covering the intersection of ribs in a vault in the Fish merchants' chapel in the Grote Kerk is an ornament depicting St. Andrew on a red background holding a cross, which when enlarged has the right proportions.

In the cross vault of the chapel of the fish merchants is a rosette depicting saint Andrew, their patron, holding a cross, which is the projection of my cross for the tower as seen from above.
St. Andrew's Cross in the Fish Merchants' Chapel

Minium is the actual color for the cross that I am after here. Sometimes it resembles cinnabar. It has been used for hundreds of years to preserve wood and iron by protecting it against moisture; wood will not rot and iron won't rust. Nowadays its use is not allowed anymore because of its toxicity; but for hundreds of years it was used and that is the reason I want to replicate that color.


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