THE FOUR ELEMENTS
Arnhem, the Netherlands, 2006
glass mosaic, perspex and electric motors
floormosaics: 220 cms. diameter each, perspex objects: 220 x 80 cms. each
an elementary school the four elements are visualized in and under two
big lighttubes. These tubes bring the daylight into the groundfloor
of the school.
The elements Earth and Water are represented like giant chandeliers,
in the shape of perspex objects. Both objects slowly turn around by
a monitor in the ceiling.
The walls of the tubes
are partly build with glass bricks. On the first floor the slowly turning
perspex objects can be viewed through these bricks.
On the ground
floor, the tubes are projected by circles of mosaic. Two round glass
mosaics represent the elements Fire (below the water object) and Air
(below the earth object).
created a memorable experience for the children: walking on Fire and
Clouds with constantly moving Water and Earth above your head.