Flushing-One of the three recently restored ‘growth’ sculptures by Kees Keijzer deserves a place in the park. The ‘beautiful sculpture’ is better located there than in a small field next to the Sloeweg. This idee is being propagated by the VanWoelderenpark foundation.
‘The Nollebos and the Westduinpark already have several pieces of sculpture. A sculpture by Keijzer can contribute considerably to a permanent art exhibition in the Flushing city park.’ assures Jean-Marie van Isacker. Since he moved to the Burgomaster van Woelderenlane the former art and antiques appraiser has been touched by the park’s beauty and it’s founder.
Last year van Isacker hatched out as a forester, a gardener, a protector of the park and a local historian advocate of the burgomaster who birthed the Nollebos. As such he decluttered toppled trees, removed hundreds of giant hogweeds that were threatening walking people and discarded fish that were killed by the heat. He also brought to the attention the damage which he discovered on the sculpture ‘The Couple’ by Jan Haas and the fact that man and woman had exchanged places on their return from the restauration.
‘One of the ‘growth’ sculptures has something of a telescope, especially in the vicinity of a transmission tower. In the park It gives the spectator the chance to view it in all tranquillity rather than alongside the (Sloeweg) road with constant heavy traffic’ argues van Isacker. ‘Not all three of the ‘growth’ sculptures have to be placed in the ‘VanWoelderenpark’’, the name which his foundation prefers. ‘On the previous location in the garden of the Bethesda hospital they looked fine together, but right now they can stand on their own. The other two sculpture can as far as I am concerned be located on the Sloeweg’.
On Tuesday the city council had not yet received the suggestion from the foundation yet but they will discuss it later upon arrival.