This artwork in Harderwijk shows "Eibert den Herder" ( 1876-1950), a fisherman, entrepeneur, painter, politician and campaigner against the cut off of the Southern Sea, His fishmeal and canned fish factory was situated at this parkingplace. With the construction of the dam in the Southern Sea in 1932 it became the IJssellake. As den Herder had predicted the closure caused a severe blow to the fishery. The hat (of den Herder) symbolizes to shelter Harderwijk and the Southern Sea. It is a dutch expression with the use of the same word for hat and shelter, (hoed and behoeden}I can't translate in english.
The green marble slabs depict the former sea.
On the picture frame you can see some references to Harderwijk as fishing- and tourist place.
The artwork is made by sculptor "Hans Mes".