Welded steel as a symbol for family ties
This sculpture was created as a job execution for a private garden. Starting point for the design has been the letter “N” and the particular family constellation of the customer: a married couple with 4 adult children. From square bar steel (45 x 45 mm) 6 frames were welded. In their silhouette they refer to the human scale. These frames have been tied up to a “package” with the topside of the sculpture forming a square unit. In the base, however, the outer 4 frames are progressing towards the outside. This work mirrors the family: the parents are the centre with the four children completing the unit (square shaped top side). In the course of time the same will go their own ways progressing towards the outside (basis). The time factor has its counterpart in the material as well: the steel, which has been used, will show weathering effects on the surface with the years to come displaying a rubiginous patina, which is aesthetically demanding but also a symbol for life and its transience. The sculpture has a height of 130 cm and a weight of about 340 kg.