An image that rises and falls with the water.
A symbol of destruction, creation and collaboration.
The statue is a tribute to the namesake of this devastating disaster. But also an ode to the creation, and cooperation that followed to build dykes and maintained the technology and the prevention of the Water Board. St. Elizabeth as an abstract figurehead on the deck of a (closed) boat.
Figurehead and the boat can move vertically with the water along the picture at average water crosses a foot above the dike. At low tide they can just be seen behind the dike, at high tide it stands above the dike. In this way the image has a signal function that would build on awareness of the looming water and moving, but also an affirmation of the need for a safe dam.
An image that is always in motion and a metaphor for the moving water as well as creation threat in it.