Bas-relief in salvaged wood #136, 9,5 x 1 x 17m. Made from local poplar trees. Built on assignment for BKOR Rotterdam (on permanent display opposite Voorschoterlaan subway station, Rotterdam). photo by Bob Goedewaagen.
A large public sculpture built in july 2022 on the side of a six story apartment building on the corner of the Oudedijk and the Voorschoterlaan in Kralingen, Rotterdam. The project started in 2017 as a local initiative under the guidance of BKOR Rotterdam. Work started in December 2020 when seven large local poplar trees were cut down to the specifications of the artist. SASH is a bas-relief of a sliding window constructed in perspective. It is modeled after a window from the Voorschoterlaan from poplar trees from the Kralingsebos that were scheduled to be felled and processed as waste. The trunks were milled in Stroe, dried in Zelhem, thermally modified in Sevenum and planed in Maasdijk, a process that took 18 months. The artwork was prepared by a team of five while Vincent Petit built the supporting steel structure in the shipyards of Oud IJsselmonde. In july ’22 SASH was assembled on location.
Watch a film about the construction process of SASH made by Ron with his daughter Mila van der Ende (Dutch with English subtitles):