Richard Serra (1939)

After Spin out this work of art is Serra’s second in the sculpture garden. This work was also created on site, as part of the museum’s fiftieth anniversary celebrations. It was displayed during the jubilee exhibition ‘sculpture garden sculpture park sculpture wood’. At a crossroads at the other end of the garden, far away from Spin out, Serra placed a cylinder of solid steel, 180 cm high with a diameter of 210 cm. The work is slightly out of plumb. As a result of this and the enormous inward directed force, here too one’s perception of the landscape is changed.

Along the path you will see a Douglas fir that has been split by lightning. On the French hill there are summer oaks. Near the staircase you will find a large clump of lilies of the valley, which blossom in the spring. At the same time, opposite the staircase the yellow flowers of the tiny touch-me-not can be seen and one regularly hears the long trilling of the warbler, which returns to the same place every year. Often, the song of the finch can be heard, with its familiar ‘knock’ at the end.

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Richard Serra (1939)