Marinus Boezem - De Groene Kathedraal (1978 - 1996)
This week art ambassador Mireille Huizenga, financial project manager, talks about De Groene Kathedraal (The Green Cathedral) by Marinus Boezem.
A living artwork
“When I came to live in Almere seven years ago, everything here was new; I had no reference points in the city. On the way to work, just outside Almere Hout, I saw a striking group of trees in the distance. I became so curious that one day I went over there. It turned out to be a landscape artwork, De Groene Kathedraal (The Green Cathedral) by Marinus Boezem. The trees are planted in the form of the Notre Dame of Reims.”
“A year ago my boyfriend and I got married. When we were looking for a location we both immediately thought of De Groene Kathedraal (The Green Cathedral): the Flevopolder is now really our living environment and this is such a beautiful and extraordinary spot. We got permission and a very positive reaction from the artist and Museum De Paviljoens, but in the end it couldn't go through because it is not a 'House of the Municipality'; it has no roof."
”The trees grow and the cathedral gets bigger and bigger. The trees rustle in the wind and the work looks different every time. It really is a living artwork. I have met Marinus Boezem at a meeting for the art ambassadors and he spoke of the 'ongoing movement' of this artwork. Unconsciously I have experienced it just like that. He has now developed a new work in Tussen de Vaarten and that also has such a beautiful concept. The art ambassadorship is really a chance for me to get to see and know more, because almost without knowing you encounter artworks in Almere all the time.
Museum De Paviljoens will gladly offer you more information about this artwork and other works from De Collectie Almere via or 036-5450400.