Hoef van Eden, a reference to the Garden of Eden, is a permanent art work for the new Campus De Hoef primary school yard, commissioned by the city of Alkmaar. The installation consists of a bridge to an island in a pond, with a gazebo on stilts. Four trees surround the whole: one for each season. The basic material of the bridge and gazebo is hardwood, at the same time the beams of both structures are covered with tens of thousands of second-hand Lego bricks. From a distance the work reminds of a landscape painting.
The opening of Hoef van Eden will take place on Wednesday November 1, 2023 at 11.30 AM. We collect Lego bricks, especially red, green and brown. If you want to contribute to the art work, please contact Su Tomesen at su [at] sutomesen [dot] nl. Thank you!
Concept Hoef van Eden: Su Tomesen
Production: KUUK Infra (Bart Visser) and Team Lego: complex stackers (Martijn Brinkman en Jos van Uum), Lola Nouwens
Thank you: Gemeente Alkmaar (Ellen Bokhove and Patrick Langendijk), Teguh Hartanto, Pujo Laksono, Trianto Kintoko (3D model), Charis Stephanie en Lina Matahariku Tomesen (artist impressions), Robjan Elsendoorn (Lego supplier)
Art committee: Frits Nolte, Anna van Breest Smallenburg, Arjanne van der Spek
In memoriam: Ibu Suharyanti (1954-2023)