Petanque balls on village square

The three balls, each measuring one meter in diameter, are the design of the Belgian artist Johan Walraevens. After a long search, the artist chose the Dutch company Orfa Visser as the main contractor for this unique project.

The three shiny petanque balls (jeu de boules balls) each have a diameter of 1,000 mm. They can be seen on the village square of the Belgian town of Zele. Johan Walraevens’s artwork was chosen from a variety of designs by a jury of leading art experts. Walraevens: “My artwork is intended as a social symbol. The French game of petanque brings fun and is a universal game, practiced by all layers of the population. It gives appearance to the village square. The balls are slightly spaced in the square. This allows them to be touched, but you can also walk between them. Thanks to the excellent work of Orfa Visser and her partners, everyone will immediately recognize the balls as petanque balls. “

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