Art in construction - Meide Büdel
Principal pieces (altar, ambon, pulpit, font) of the town church of Groß-Gerau
The pulpit is the word
The pulpit is the word. The shape like a call - plain, simple and powerful! The large steel sheet, darkly burnished, is inserted in a sandstone column to the left in front of the choir - as if by an unseen hand - and effectively curves around it. A movement. A moment of energy and dynamics. A clear and powerful sign in and with the space, and with and for the community.
The altar is the anchor
Everything comes together here, the spiritual energy, the point of concentration within the room. Like the pages of a book, dark-lasered poplar wood lies in layers on top of each other. It is reminiscent of parchment, a symbol of the book of life, but also of knowledge and wisdom. Bound by two solid steel plates, each almost one ton heavy. With their weight they compact the shape, lend their support and produce a concentrated whole.
Biography of Meide Büdel
Born in Bad Mergentheim
Technical college for wood sculptors in Oberammergau, apprenticeship examination
Studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg
Lives and works in Nuremberg and Berlin
Steel sculpture on Große Brombachsee
The sculpture from COR-TEN steel has an impressive length of 14 metres and is the largest work of art on the newly created Franconian Lake District.
Depending on the water level of the lake, the sculpture protrudes to different heights above the water’s surface. The water level is also apparent from the changing colour of the metal.