The artistic development of Lucien den Arend, a Dutch sculptor and artist who takes the landscape into remarkable consideration in his environmental projects, began with painting from nature or even perhaps with the shelters he made himself of flexible willow rods as a child.
Unlike town and open space planners, den Arend does not seek to create interesting or beneficial effects with the natural elements he uses; rather his main concern is with evoking the unexpected, and thus he gives hills, shrub plantings, reservoirs and canals the form of curves, semicircles, squares, lines and grids an exercise in practical geometry.
Extract from Topos European Landscape Magazine
Homage to El Lissitzky
Lelystad Flevo Polder the Netherlands
Pieter Janszoon Saenredam Project
Continuation of the Walburg project into the Volgerlanden
Farel School Netherlands
The Iron Pollard
Hardinxveld Giessendam Holland
den Arend's Gothic 2
Penttilä Open Air Museum Finland