Love Jaume Plensa

Leeuwarden
The fountain consists of two white heads: a boy and a girl, each seven metres high. While they are turned towards one another, their eyes are closed. Both faces have an expression of serene, almost meditative calm. The two children’s heads are surrounded by a two-metre-high cloud of mist, in which visitors can stroll about.  “They are dreaming,” the artist explains. “To children, the future is a dream full of promises.” Jaume Plensa was inspired to create his mist fountain when, early one morning, he saw mist hanging low over the fields of Friesland. “In Friesland,” he says, “the water comes out of the ground.”
New cultural heritage
in eleven Dutch cities
New cultural heritage
in eleven Dutch cities

Material: synthetic resin with marble dust
Size: 7 m high, 3 m circumference
Location: the renovated station area

Jaume Plensa (Spain, 1955) enjoys great fame worldwide with his meter-high sculptures of mainly female heads. They offer an almost meditative look. A highlight is the Crown Fountain in the Millennium Park of Chicago, in which the faces of hundreds of inhabitants appear. The fountain ‘Love’ that Plensa designed for the renovated station area of Leeuwarden, gives the entrance of the city a powerful appeal, and is an inviting haven for rest.

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