Two circle segments (1978) Leen Droppert
Since 1978, the square in front of the entrance to the Laurens Simeon and Anna care center has had a large, rugged image of corten steel. Work Two circle segments is about the ideal cosmic form, a circle that has been broken and comes together again. A constructivist image which, partly due to its dimensions, has a certain expressiveness. The four-meter-high artwork was created by artist Leen Droppert and the statue marks the entrance to the care institution.
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 2020 the Museum Vlaardingen organized a retrospective exhibition for its ninetieth birthday and seventy years of artistry.