Love Jaume Plensa

Love’ consists of two 7 meter high, white sculptures of a boy and a girl. They seem to be looking at each other, but their eyes are closed. The children’s facial expression is serene. Around them is a 2 meter high fog cloud in which we can wander around. ‘They are dreaming’, says Plensa. ‘For children, the future is a dream full of promises.’ The Spanish artist got his inspiration for the mist fountain when he saw the early morning mist above the Frisian fields. ‘In Friesland’, he said, ‘the water comes out of the ground.’
New cultural heritage
in eleven Dutch cities
New cultural heritage
in eleven Dutch cities

synthetic resin with marble fabric
7 m high, 3 m circumference

Location: the renovated station area

Jaume Plensa

Jaume Plensa (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.