Stacked cubes (1981) Lies van der Sluis
This column consists of four stacked cubes and was made by Lies van der Sluis. The top sticks out a bit, making the whole thing look like an arrow. Various enamelled panels in the colors red and blue have been mounted on the column. The work is a typical expression of the 80s, in which brightly colored steel abstract sculptures were common in the urban image. In the past the column stood free in the grass, but nowadays it is somewhat wedged between a hedge and parking lot.
Lies van der Sluis (Schagen, 1935) was educated at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. In the mid-60s she started making three-dimensional work. Her monumental sculptures are made of various materials, such as sheet steel, aluminum, brass or stainless steel. She often works in commission situations, in which there is a clear relationship to architecture and environment.