Hoogend 11fountains Sneek

11fountains Sneek

On a golden sphere in the middle of the water is a man holding a Horn of Plenty. The statue refers to Fortuna, the goddess of fortune and the patroness of cities, families and people. The overflowing horn symbolises the material prosperity of the lucky person who comes into contact with it. But the golden sphere is constantly rotating on its axis, so the water, like the influx of fortune, becomes an unpredictable force. The abundance that happens to pour out on us can just as quickly be taken away from us again by fate. Just look at the history of Sneek.

This fountain is part of the 11fountains: eleven fountains in the eleven Frisian cities, designed by eleven artists from eleven different countries. 11fountains is an international art project for Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018, Cultural Capital of Europe, conceived and curated by Anna Tilroe.


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