Griet Dobbels - Windsocks

Alongside the seawall on 10 different places, Zeedijk

About the statue:

Griet Dobbels - Windsocks

She designed windsocks, like the ones used in airports, for our 11 km long seawall, in very imaginative and diverse shapes and colours. Also this material is transitory and subject to the weather conditions and wind.

This is why they are produced again each year, in accordance with her designs, by a specialized Dutch firm.  The windsocks –grouped by 3- can be admired on 10 locations as of the Easter holidays until the autumn half-term holidays.

  • Heist: Vissershuldeplein and Heldenplein
  • Duinbergen: Joseph Stübbenpark and De Wandelaar
  • Knokke: Casino, Rubensplein, Van Bunnenplein and Lichttorenplein
  • Het Zoute: Albertplein and the end of the seawall Oosthinderstraat

About the Artist:

Griet Dobbels studied Applied and Visual Arts at the St.-Lucas in Ghent, after which she obtained a Master Degree at the College of Art in London after two years. She also participated in a three-month exchange program in Kyoto, Japan.

She mostly takes part in group exhibitions with very diverse projects. She also designed a very transitory Madonna statue from fat and bird seeds.

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Annually renewed according to a design from 2000

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