Dirksland

Lucien den Arend devised the color scheme so that the symmetric elements of the bridge would be separated from the programmed way of our interpreting that which we see. The result is a wonderful composition of juxtapositioned color planes. He reasoned that the bridge itself was a construction which changed the landscape; and it would not be honest to tone it down. If it is present it might as well show some pride and give visual pleasure. He carefully chose the colors in relation to the natural tints as he did not want the bridge to clash with nature.

Dirksland Holland and the sculpture of Lucien den Arend - his site specific sculptures ordered by the city of Dirksland

1984/1989 Bridge and designs for Highway S47 around Dirksland and Middelharnis, Provincial Department of Construction of the Province of Zuid HollandThe Netherlands


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