Growth forms (1978) Leen Droppert
Since 1978, three tall columns of ten meters high have been erected by artist Leen Droppert in front of the entrance to the GGD (Municipal Health Service). One column is red, the other green and the third blue. Together they form a colorful vertical artwork against a horizontal bare and gray striped background. The statue is beautifully situated against the entrance and stairs; an example of environmental design, as was often the case in the 80 in the context of the percentage scheme. The industrial-looking material and the bright, modern colors that he used gives the whole a somewhat lighter interpretation; Growth forms does not just dissolve in the streets.
Leen Droppert (Vlaardingen, 1930) attended the Amsterdam Graphic School during the day and the Art Academy in Rotterdam in the evenings. From the early fifties he works as a visual artist and spatial designer, many in Rotterdam and the surrounding area. Droppert completed it in 2008 Flood pile project Vettenoordse Polder in Vlaardingen: four flood poles, which indicate the water level of the storm surge from 1775. In 2010, the Vlaardingen Museum organized a retrospective exhibition for its 80th birthday.