Lelystad

About seventeen thousand cubic meters of Zuiderzee clay were at his disposal. It was surplus material from a drainage ditch dug in the poldering process. The new building of the Test Center was to be built on that location.

Lucien den Arend made  a curved dike, reminiscent of the dikes around the Flevo Polder - and for that matter, in most other parts of The Netherlands. It increased in height from two to seven and a half meters. On its crest he mounted a large (three by six meter - sixty centimeter thick - red steel rectangular construction): its visual function being like that of a keystone or suggesting a launching platform.

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

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 - LelystadThe Netherlands (the work has been demolished in the early nineties)


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