Waterdiabolo (1990) Hans van Lunteren

photo Otto Snoek
About the artwork

This plastic is called Waterdiabolo, like the well-known toys, but looks a lot more serious than that. It is a large and robust water sculpture, but it also has some very stylized basic forms of old architecture, with its plinth and facade crowning. Water flows inside the sculpture. The image creates a water-rich 'home' for moss and algae growth. More than ten years after this work, Hans van Lunteren would design another underground fountain for Kralingen, namely the artwork Sunken fountain.

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About the artist

Hans van Lunteren (Alkmaar, 1945) works and lives in Utrecht and attended the art academy in Den Bosch. He works as a photographer, sculptor, conceptual artist and teaches at the art academy in Kampen. He is a much sought-after artist for designs in public spaces. Since an 2005-2009 gardener training course, he has expanded his assignments to include greenery and environmental design.

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