Inspired by: the discovery made by astronomer Jan Hendrik Oort
Material: stainless steel beads with black, gold and silver coating, wire mesh
Size: 3.5 m high; scale 1.5 m diameter; water basin 3.8 m diameter
Location: next to the Martini church on the Breedeplaats square, in a park specially designed by the famous garden architect, Piet Oudolf
Jean-Michel Othoniel (France, 1964) became well known for his use of glass from Murano, with which he designs multicoloured sculptures in the form of large ‘beads’. His numerous works in public spaces illustrate unexpected aspects in the history of the location, or of the city, and create a magnificent atmosphere infused with colour and light. He designed a fountain based on the dance steps of Louis XIV for the Palace of Versailles.