The step tree (2015) Zina de Geus

photo Jacques Kleisterlee
About the artwork

This statue commemorates a group of friends who traveled thousands of kilometers on a step in more than thirty years. They scootered to Antwerp, Paris, London and even from Washington DC to New York. The group raised 1,2 million euros for charities. When they hung up their scooters, this monument was designed by 16-year-old Zina de Geus and executed by students of the Albeda College on the RDM Campus in Heijplaat. Three hundred people came to the unveiling and Lee Towers sang 'You'll never step alone'. The step tree was created by a residents' initiative and was unveiled on November 7, 2015.

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About the artist

Zina de Geus was a student at the Lyceum Rotterdam, which organized the 'Stepperskunstwerk' design competition in 2015. De Geus won the competition with her design The step tree. The implementation was done by students of the Albeda College on the RDM Campus.

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