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stones by the river

"Joined sandstone with hollow form" by Albert Hettinger

"Joined sandstone with hollow form"

by Albert Hettinger

The artist about his work:

Surrounded by countless grains of sand, a geometric body floats in the large block of stone. Only a schematic drawing on a slab on the floor and the central, horizontal gap point the viewer to another, conceivable world.
- Columns of block
- Working in the geometric hollow shape
- Closing the block

The end: Stones by the River by Dr. Baerbel Schulte

Albert Hettinger split a large block of sandstone and symmetrically hollowed out a geometric shape in both halves. The stone was then pushed together again and now – invisible from the outside – holds a secret. The artistic intervention could only be experienced for a short time during the 1999 symposium and is now forever enclosed under the protective shell of the stone. The viewer goes in search of clues when he remains on the stone and tries to empathize with the geometric form that this large sand body hides at its core. Every thing has an essential core, which is not always visible at first glance, but which one should strive to explore.


1964 born in Bitburg, 1985 - 1987 stonemason training in Mayen, 1988 - 1991 architecture studies at the TU Braunschweig. 1989 memorial in Bitburg, 1994 fountains in the Bitburg swimming pool, 1996 installation in the General von Seidel barracks in Trier-Euren. 2000 Large sculpture for the new building of the juvenile detention center in Wittlich, 2000 Thalfang fountain