Stacked cubes (1981) Lies van der Sluis
This column consists of four stacked cubes and is made by Lies van der Sluis. The top protrudes a bit, so that the whole looks a bit like an arrow. Various enamelled panels are mounted on the column in the colors red and blue. The work is a typical expression of the 80 in which brightly colored steel abstract sculptures were common in the urban image. In the past, the column was free in the grass, but nowadays it is somewhat sandwiched between a hedge and a parking space.
Lies van der Sluis (Schagen, 1935) followed her education at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Halfway through the '60 she started to make spatial work. Her monumental sculptures are made of different materials, such as steel, aluminum, brass or stainless steel. She often works in assignment situations, where there is a clear relationship with architecture and environment.