A tribute to the early, exemplary work of the Anhalt Prince Leopold III. Friedrich Franz von Anhalt-Dessau is in the work of the Düsseldorf artist Anatol Herzfeld again. Leopold III. put his visions of the unity of garden and park design, architecture as well as economic, social and pedagogical concerns into action.
"The Guardians of the Goitzsche" are to watch over the ecologically accentuated reorganization of the open-cast mining landscape. Ten 2.10-meter iron guys with red breast shield and red flags are posted around a large boulder with the inscription "Franz". Around the guards, the 70-year-old artist has grouped a circle of 45 ramblings. Wood-and-white children provided the motifs with their pictures of their homeland and their everyday life, which Herzfeld carved into the boulders together with a stonemason. These pictures of the children will tell in the distant future of the transformation of the place and the landscape.
December 29, 2018
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