‘Green’ : Barendrecht : 2002
This is a project for the city of Barendrecht. Always tricky, a roundabout… The site was near a development called ‘Carnisselande’. The artwork on the roundabout was supposed to deal with the phenomenon of environmental consciousness. The new suburb there was built in an ‘eco-friendly’ way. So, to ‘tell it like it is’, I came up with five huge botanical characters, five meters high, seven meters wide, and two meters deep. They spell the word GROEN (green). Maintenance of the plants that grow in this work is crucial. If the council does live up to it’s green credentials and cares for this green gesture, the letters will become illegible within a year.