Freedom (2000) Marian van Steenoven
Marian van Steenoven made this statue for the Rotterdam-Rijnmond Police. It is a memorial to police officers who died while carrying out their work. Their names are engraved on the black stone on the steps. Next to it, on a black granite plinth, is a stylized bronze figure with one arm pointing up. The plinth contains the words respect, unity, calling, responsibility, togetherness, devotion to duty and intransigence; values that are important to the profession of police officers. The image is called Freedom and has been placed at the entrance of the Rotterdam Police Unit Unit.
Marian van Steenoven (1949-2009) was a Dutch sculptor. She followed various courses, including the Artibus Academy in Utrecht in the 80s. She received sculpture lessons from Jan van Luyn, Elly Hahn and Wout Maters. Since 1997 she has held various exhibitions at galleries throughout the Netherlands. In Terneuzen, Lopik, Benschop and Rotterdam there is an image of her in public space.