October 2019 – October 2020
My two sculptures are located at Logement & Gasterij Frederiksoord. This location is part of the KunstRondje of 49 km in the area of the Free Colonies of Benevolence, a unique area of Dutch history located in Drenthe, Friesland and Overijssel provinces.
Iron Man (1996)
This work work shows a person, a man, staring into the distance. As a person of iron, he stands still with his eyes on the horizon. The art is anything but ice cold, but requires a sharp and steadfast look at reality. That view indicates how wide and limitless art is.
Internal conflict of an artist (2019)
This artwork was originally created in honour of the 200-year birthday of the North German writer of realistic novels Theodor Fontane. It brings together in abstract form his sympathy for human freedom and freedom of expression on the one hand, and conventions and moral leadership on the other. The shape of the work is vaguely reminiscent of a person who raises the glass of freedom in one hand, while the other hand embraces a sword-shaped object that symbolises coercion. The colours are tailored to these symbols: red for a warm, possibly revolutionary gesture, light blue for a neutral consideration, and dark blue for cool repression.