The Anita sculpture by David Bade is in Rotterdam since 2001. While for many she is a confusing piece of street art the artist’s explanation is clear.
The artwork starts from the pallet with on top a debris bag. Than comes Anita out of that bag. Similar to debris bags in use on construction sites for all kinds of waste materials. Therefore the artwork is made from different found materials and objects but also from clay and polyurethane. Anita stands for Rotterdam which is constantly under construction. After put on the sidewalk waste collection trucks pick up the bags with debris. This explains the location next to the busy road.
Near David Bade’s street art creation is the QWERTZ sculpture by Franz West. Another reason for this particular place in Rotterdam is the popular skatepark nearby so that street cultures meet Anita. Here is the location!