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by the Finnish | Dutch sculptor Lucien den Arend

Zwijndrecht-Hendrik Ido Ambacht - Volgerlanden Walburg - site specific sculptures - land art - landscape design - concrete - his art works in cities and landscapes - environmental sculpturesphoto©Ton Poortvliet

"My first environmental project happened by chance - it was in 1969 when the city architect of Dordrecht Holland, Dirk Hol, invited me to make a proposal for a sculpture in one of the inner gardens of the DSW Plant in Dordrecht. It was the main 'patio' as he called it. It was quite large (25x30 meters). Through its situation, the garden served as a visual extension of the entrance hall. The architect had planned a pond near the huge transparent wall. The garden was not meant for people to enter - there were three other ones which had a more recreational function. This main patio was meant as a garden for viewing - more or less in the Zen tradition, was my interpretation. I had become acquainted with the gardens that Isamu Noguchi had designed and I had learned to know the work of Hans Petri, the Dutch pioneer of environmental and garden designs. Dirk Hol believed in giving the artist quite a lot of artistic freedom in making his proposal and later on in the execution of my design. Therefore he told me that, next to making the sculpture, I could include the design of the pond as well as the rest of the garden, for that matter, in my proposal. In subsequent meetings it became clear to me that the whole design lay open for me and that this was my chance to go far beyond making a sculpture and adjusting its surrounding to it. In fact, I didn't even want to make any sculpture in this case. Whenever there is an opportunity to do a whole environment there is in my view no need for separate, or even included, sculpture. The whole environment is the sculpture."


Zwijndrecht-Hendrik Ido Ambacht - Volgerlanden Walburg - site specific sculptures - land art - landscape design - concrete - his art works in cities and landscapes - environmental sculptures


x-ing (- 2002 - Volgerlanden/Walburg) - an environmental sculpture for Holland


Baarn - trajectory for Rembrandt, three trees (oaks) - gardens of the Groeneveld Castle Netherands and the environmental sculptures of 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 (before painting the tops of the willows white)



50X80m reservoir and 30X30m island with osier - 1982|1985/∞ - Barendrecht Holland



1985|1986 land art project with red steel element  - 100x200x7.50m - test circuit and test center of the national Road and Transport Department of The Netherlands - Lelystad NL (the work has been demolished in the early nineties)

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