Anne Wiggen


The City of Wageningen existed 750 years in 2013. Petra de Vree created this sculpture specially for this occasion. In the image she put multiple elements that refer to the anniversary of Wageningen. For example, each house on her dress represents 50 years, all together there are 15 houses.

Anne Wiggen could be a person, but her name is an anagram. Puzzling with her letters you will find Wageningen. In one hand she holds the City Sign of Wageningen; with a little change in this image the peace sign appears. That is the sign she keeps in her other hand. On the 5th of the Dutch Germans signed the papers May 1945 took place in Hotel de Wereld in Wageningen negotiating surrender with the Germans place. The papers were signed in Wageningen. It is not entirely coincidental that the attitude of Anne Wedges Recalling that of the statue of liberty.

On 21 december 2013, just before the end of the year of the Anniversary of Wageningen, the Mayor himself called Petra de Vree with the message that the municipality wanted to purchase Anne as a beautiful memory for the 750th Anniversary.

Size: 54 x 44 x 19 cm.