The Ice Fountain is a toy for the elements and no two days are the same. The ice draws patterns on the copper surface layer of the sculpture.
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The Ice Fountain
The Ice Fountain is a toy for the elements and no two days are the same. The ice draws patterns on the copper surface layer of the sculpture. The extent to which the fountain does - or does not - form ice depends on the sun, the humidity, the temperature, the wind and the rainfall. Energy for the Ice Fountain is generated by solar panels. Surrounding the fountain are trees which turn red in the Autumn, symbolising Boniface and his followers who were murdered in Dokkum. To achieve the maximum shadow, the sculpture uses a systematic arrangement of leaves around a center point - the result of more than 100 million years of evolution in the plant world.
Birthe Leemeijer NL Birthe Leemeijer (1972) lets us experience nature in a sensory way. But not without conditions, as she points out, almost in passing, that nature and the landscape are undergoing drastic changes, with unforeseeable consequences. She brings together various forms of knowledge in her research. For her a sense of unfulfilled desire, of something missing in a specific location is an important source of inspiration to explore to the full.
Tip: Combine your visit to the 11fountains with a city walk. A walking route through Dokkum along all the highlights of the city that you must have seen during your visit.