The shape is immediately understandable: two concentric, concrete rings – the inside ring follows a horizontal line, the outer ring runs along the slant of the hillside. Works that leave nothing to chance and have no natural features are called “Minimalist”. Each form is clear and immediately becomes an idea. Here, the landscape provides two preconditions: the horizontal plane and the downgrade. The idea does not become part of nature, but instead, the circles stand alone in opposition – as a “topographical regulator in the shape of two concrete circles” (Judd).
Northwest bank of the Aasee, west of Kardinal von Galen Ring