Just like flower fields, the Giant Tulip Bulb “Happy in Holland” by Alida van Leeuwen is divided into brightly colored areas. Alida likes to use colors that make her happy and she wants to convey this feeling wholeheartedly with her bulb. Colors can both display and influence emotions. The purpose of her artwork is to “Delight and Amaze”, a description that applies to much of her work.
Alida herself has modeled for the smiling person with hat. Because of the colors in the face, it has become a gender-neutral person. The complexion of the skin and hair color are diverse, just as everyone in the world around us looks different. Of course, the tulips also have various colors, just like the sky, the ground and the reflection of the ambient colors in the originally white car. The car symbolizes the many tourists who come to visit the Bollenstreek region during the flower bulb season and therefore cause long traffic jams. But also, for the cars that participate in the flower parade, also known as “the most beautiful traffic jam in the world”. The tulip bulb has a golden top as the crowning glory of, and at, the artwork.