This white geometric work of art dates from the time when the quarantine station (‘Q-Station’) of the Plant Protection Service was housed in the Unifarm building. The artist explained that she chose this open shape as a counterpart to the closed nature of the Q-Station when she presented the prototype.
Margot Zanstra (Laren, 1919 – Amsterdam, 2010) was a was a double talent: she was previously a well-known dancer and choreographer with the National Ballet. In 1976 she exhibited her aluminium sculpture Intertwiner III at the first edition of the ‘Beelden op de Berg’ exhibition in the Belmonte Arboretum. Her work often features geometric figures. “I like logical structures with variations… The best part is that it’s different every time you see it; it’s never the same on all sides.” In 1991 she received a special award at the Henri Moore Grand Prize Exhibition for a work of art in Japan. Unifarm, part of the Plant Sciences Group, can be found on the north side of the campus.
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