more than 3 m high
Inspiration: Sneek’s periods of great prosperity and decline
Location: in the water of the Hoogend, the old city centre
Stephan Balkenhol (1957) is considered one of the most important contemporary sculptors. His human figures carved out of wood or made in bronze play with us or gently illuminate the oh-so-human history of a city or location. In Sneek, a city with a long, historical link with Germany, his fountain is reminiscent of the alternating periods of prosperity and adversity. Just like life itself.