Jericho

index of sculptures 1988 to 2023

Jericho

2020
Bas-relief in salvaged wood #129, 184 x 153 x 15cm.





This contorted shape of a decaying tree trunk, photographed in the Yosemite valley in California, was the subject for the work Holocene in 2013. Six years on it served as a template for Jericho. A work that like Holocene is also to be understood in relation to time, the title referencing the 10.000 year old tower of Jericho on the West Bank of the river Jordan that resembles a massive fossilized tree trunk. The tower is by far the oldest man-made monumental structure we know of. According to new insights it helped facilitate the transition to agriculture and the Neolithic revolution in the Levant (Barkai, R., & Liran, R, [2008]. Midsummer Sunset at Neolithic Jericho. University of Tel Aviv. Link: pdf ). This would make it a marker for the start of the process towards human hegemony of the earth, a process that is now reaching a critical phase.

View of the tower from the east showing both openings.
Image source: http://antiquity.ac.uk/projgall/barkai327/


Lambchop

index of sculptures 1988 to 2023

Lambchop (Still Life 2)

2019
Bas-relief in salvaged wood #127, 189 x 112 x 14cm.
Collection Museum LAM, Lisse, Netherlands.




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Team Mandos installing the Markers exhibition.



Part of the Markers exhibition at Ron Mandos gallery, Amsterdam in 2020.


Hatchet Job

index of sculptures 1988 to 2023

Hatchet Job

2016
Bas-relief in salvaged wood #111, 239 x 148 x 16cm.
Private collection, London, United Kingdom.

Hatchet Job on the studio wall in 2016.

Preliminary sketch for Hatchet Job.



All the works that were part of the Bare Bones exhibition at Ron Mandos Gallery in Amsterdam in 2016.


Holocene

index of sculptures 1988 to 2023

Holocene

2013
Bas-relief in salvaged wood #99, 160 x 168 x 16cm.
Private collection, Rotterdam, Netherlands.



The Holocene is a geological epoch which began at the end of the Pleistocene some 12,000 years ago, coinciding with the earliest signs of the Neolithic Revolution (the change from hunting and gathering to agriculture). It continues to the present. The Holocene has been identified with the current warm period, and can be considered an interglacial in the current ice age. The Holocene also encompasses the expansion of the human population and its impact on the world environment, and is therefore sometimes called the Anthropocene.
(source: wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocene)





Made for the The factory Set retrospective at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam 2014/15. A total of 37 bas reliefs were shown. Most of them on loan.


Tree/Bridge

index of sculptures 1988 to 2023

Tree/Bridge

2012
Bas-relief in salvaged wood #83, 305 x 100 x 12cm (made for a curved wall, radius 10m).
Part of the Mirror Lake project, a large site specific installation on commission for The State of the Netherlands.






Part of the Mirror Lake project; 2011-2013:


Section II

index of sculptures 1988 to 2023

Cross-Section II

2012
Bas-relief in salvaged wood #82, 220 x 122 x 12cm.
Part of the Mirror Lake project, a large site specific installation on commission for The State of the Netherlands.





Part of the Mirror Lake project; 2011-2013:


Section I

index of sculptures 1988 to 2023

Cross-Section I

2011
Bas-relief in salvaged wood #80, 189 x 113 x 12cm.
Part of the Mirror Lake project, a large site specific installation on commission for The State of the Netherlands.


A marker tracing from the construction process used as endpapers to the book the Factory Set.





Part of the Mirror Lake project; 2011-2013:


Wood Stack

index of sculptures 1988 to 2023

s.t. (Wood Stack)

2011
Bas-relief in salvaged wood #72, 165 x 106 x 14cm.
Private collection, Telluride, Colorado, United States.





Part of the Perishables solo presentation at the Ambach & Rice booth, The Armory Show fair, New York, NY, USA in 2011.


Still Life

index of sculptures 1988 to 2023

Still Life

2010
Bas-relief in salvaged wood #71, 180 x 102 x 12cm.
Collection of Gennaro Picone & Susan Nestel, New York, NY, USA.

Some of the source material for Still Life.





Part of the Perishables solo presentation at the Ambach & Rice booth, The Armory Show fair, New York, NY, USA in 2011.


On Re-Entry

index of sculptures 1988 to 2023

On Re-Entry (Burning Log)

2010
Bas-relief in salvaged wood #63, 262 x 87 x 12 cm.
Collection of Leslie and Dale Chihuly, Seattle, Washington, United States.

Sewer outlet on the river Ganga. The rear image of On Re-Entry . 






Part of the Shallow Wade exhibition in 2010 at OkOk gallery, in Seattle, WA, USA.