Anne & Patrick Poirier - Lost Paradise (2004)
This week Aly Cnossen, who works at the town hall as team leader for the career centre, talks about Lost Paradise.
“From the beginning I have been involved with this artwork. Rijkswaterstaat (Department of Waterways and Public Works) has donated this artwork and we wanted to give it a beautiful spot. I have taken care of that. Now many people walk past it every day, because it is in front of the entrance to the council room.
Lost Paradise consists of ten “flower” parts: not just of one type of flower but of different types of flowers. The artists thus refer to the meaning of the flower in general. The old petals are black in colour, while the parts that guarantee the flower's survival, such as the pistil and the filament, have a clear colour. This makes the artwork radiate hope. And yet it is vulnerable. After all, it is made of glass. The photos of flowers (also by Anne and Patrick Poirier) that hang next to the artwork on the wall have more power because of this. I find it a beautiful combination.”
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