The stonemason and sculptor Sandro Dudenhausen combined his participation in the European sculpturepath with the idea of a sculpture trail around the old Rotsch quarry in Walhorn, Belgium.
In cooperation with Art moves Europe, the municipality of Lontzen and the Walhorn tourist office, seven large-format bluestone sculptures on the subject of “Visions for Europe” were created during a 2-week symposium in the quarry on the premises of his company “Monolithique”.
The participating sculptors came from different European countries: Sandro Dudenhausen from Belgium, Leo Horbach from the Netherlands, Algis Kasparavicius from Lithuania, Achim Ripperger, Alfred Mevissen, Herbert Leichtle and Daniela Clever from Germany.
Each of the seven sculptures represents a personal vision for Europe and together they are a path.
Along a hiking trail between the quarry and the village, the sculptures will form a sculpturepath that marks the historical trail of the stones on their way from the quarry to the place where they were used. This could be expanded with biannual symposia and ultimately connect the 3 quarries of the Lontzen community.
The village of Walhorn is located in the municipality of Lontzen in the German-speaking East Belgium, right in the border triangle Belgium – Germany – Netherlands and is part of the Euregio Meuse-Rhine in the heart of Europe.