‘Arco’, 2022, is a semi-monumental scupture built as an homage to the late Dutch architect Jan Lisman Sr. (1922-2015) who, as a young man, started off his career by establishing the staircase factory Trappenfabriek where he came up with the solution of casting concrete staircases to help rebuild houses more efficiently after WWII. Born in Utrecht, Netherland, this is also where the work now permanently lives. The arch represents strength and stability, and the upward-downard motion of the steps, a return to the source, from dust to dust. Arco’s shape was inspired by the elegant curves of circular open-well staircases, forming an arch under which the public is invited to walk through. As the sturdy grounded ‘legs’ of the piece create such an open path, the passerby’s walking stance mimicks the sculpture’s.
Arco, 2022, Oak, 340 x 352 x 260 cm
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