The foundation

Bringing art in harmonic accord with nature was the concern of the founders, Gisela and Gernot Huber, as they set up two sculpture parks: one on the last moraine hill of the Saale ice age in south Hamburg with a distant view beyond the old pine trees present to the Seevetal (Seeve valley), and the other on the southern dry cliffs of Tenerife with centuries old cactuses in the backdrop of the Teide and the breadth of the Atlantic.

In 1990, the designer and sculptor, Gernot Huber withdrew from his international design activity in order to fulfil his dream of a symbiosis of nature, architecture and art by creating his own sculptures on his own property. In order to preserve the art parks thus created for subsequent generations, the couple founded the non-profit GERNOT HUBER FOUNDATION in 1997 with the slogan: "At a time when the government sponsorship of art is becoming scarcer and altruistic art sponsorship by the economy is becoming increasingly rare, the citizens have to face the challenge on their own. Hence, we have decided to incorporate our real estate property in a foundation promoting art and to support the associated activities by the assets of the foundation. In this way, we are giving back to society what we gathered and gained from it."

The foundation place orders for sculptures to international artists as well as work scholarships to the gifted younger generation of sculptors, who can then realise their ideas in the southern light of Tenerife. Concrete sculptor art (instead pf conceptual or pseudo art) is given preference in doing so.

Only kinetic works are on display in the Seevetal-Ramelsloh park situated 25 km before the city of Hamburg. It is one of its kinds in Europe.  The sculptures present there made primarily of steel, aluminium and acrylic glass turn, swing and glimmer between the heath, water and forest in the wind. Indoor works of art are showcased in a kinetic cabinet erected for this purpose and these are moved by black light and electric motors.

Over and above this, the 80,000 sq. m. large sculpture estate, "Los Cardones" in Granadilla-San Isidro at Tenerife is used to accommodate up to 20 tons of heavy volcanic rocks, steel, glass, wood and living cactuses as material. This is where the works of art stand in uncontaminated nature on a volcanic ridge between palm trees, evergreen Euphorbia and prickly pears, in caves and around the solid house made of tuff that combines the native construction style of the owner with modern living and working mannerisms.

Both collections will go into the distant future forever with the works of art of the founder, supplemented with purchases and sponsored works so that they document an advanced development of the art of sculpture starting from the year 1990.