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Sculpture Yellow Autumnal Leaf (Ger. Gelbes herbstliches Blatt)


Sculpture Yellow Autumnal Leaf (Ger. Gelbes herbstliches Blatt)


The sculpture consists of two parts. The first one resembles a leaf-like piece of paper with cuts on the ground. The second part is a rectangular base situated on a platform with an oblique, elongated stone block, with wavy cuts and the inscription "M. LESZCZYŃSKI "

Historical background

The sculpture is a gift to the city of Guben on the occasion of the 1985 World Day of Peace and the 750th anniversary of Guben.

“This sculpture […] was created […] along with other sculptures during the 6th Sculpting Symposium, which takes place every two years in Hoyerswerda, under the supervision of academician Jurgen von Woyski. Artists from socialist countries - one woman and nine men - designed over 11 sculptures in the general theme of "Experimental Friendship"; all of them were approached very individually, addressing the most pressing issues of human life".

Quotes from "City Walk" (Ger. Stadtspaziergang).

Information about the artists

  • Born in Warsaw (Poland) in 1944
  • He graduated from the A. Kenar High School of Arts in Zakopane
  • 1974: Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
  • He works mainly on sculptures and medals, with numerous realizations in Poland and abroad.

Artwork review

“Apart from the yellow leaf, small, branches grow from the surface of the sculpture, symbolizing the ever-renewing life. The object is also meant to symbolize human responsibility for beauty, the preservation of nature and the environment".

Quote from "City Walk" (Ger. Stadtspaziergang)


City Park (Ger. Stadtpark), 03172 Guben, Germany

Southeast entrance

Year of creation/if applies changes

Date of creation: 1982-1983

Date of purchase / handover: 1985, Jürgen von Woyski

Investor/architect/creator etc.
Michał Leszczyński
Object's condition
Very good
Technical information

Height: 2,00 m

Width: 0,80 m

Depth: 0,60 m

Material: sandstone