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LOST TOWER 1
1992
WEIWERD, HOLLAND
2,30 METER HIGH
RED COPPER

This sculpture, Lost Tower 1, is placed on a graveyard, right on the spot where once the church of a village stood, surrounded by the houses of the ancient village of Weiwerd. But the whole village and also the church were broken down to be sacrificed for an industrial harbour zone. The former villagers asked Hans Mes to create a sculpture which will memorize their village and cherish their feelings. The sculpture has two sprouts as the symbol of growth and the top of the church tower to memorize the highest point for recognition when approaching the village. In a line of a poem about this sculpture Hans Mes wrote: Growth eternally replaces something temporary…