Leon van den Ejikels work is about celebrating the positive aspects of life, and his work of art in the community spreads a message of love and happiness in Hobsonville Point. “The Playing Windmills” are tall, colourful windmills that live outside our local school. “As a child growing up in Holland, was to me, exciting and full of joy, I wanted to recall my childhood and the joy that the Irksome wind gave me.” Says Leon Leon van den Ejikel, aged 76 was born in The Hague Netherlands. He studied at the Royal Academy of Arts to allow his passion for art to thrive. Leon moved to New Zealand in 1986, He has now been creating works of art for over 30 years. Leon is widely exhibited in Europe, the USA, and New Zealand. Some places where his work is exhibited in The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Te papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand, Wellington and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
His work includes an outdoor sculpture call “Red cloud Confrontation” at The Farm, Auckland NZ, and another sculpture called “Towards photography” displayed at the Toi Gallery, Waiheke Island NZ in 2011.“The Playing Windmills” was purchased from the brick bay sculpture trail, saying they are here to ‘‘Share with everyone a positive source of energy for the community.” “The Playing Windmills” can be found by Hobsonville Point Primary School.