Wedges

index of sculptures 1988 to 2023

Wedges

2014
Group of bas-reliefs in salvaged wood #103, size ca. 2 x 2m.





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.


Barn Raising

index of sculptures 1988 to 2023

Barn Raising

2014
Bas-relief in salvaged wood #101, 410 x 327 x 22cm.


A ‘barn raising’ is a collective action by a community to build a barn for one of its members. Barn raising was particularly common in 18th and 19th century rural North America. The tradition continues in some Amish and Old Order Mennonite communities, particularly in Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and some rural parts of Canada.
(source: wikipedia.org/wiki/Barn_raising) 







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.


Veneer Theory

index of sculptures 1988 to 2023

Veneer Theory

2014
Bas-relief in salvaged wood #100, 152 x 154 x 16cm.
Private collection, Osaka, Japan.

Veneer theory is a term coined by Dutch primatologist Frans de Waal to designate a certain view of human morality which he criticizes in his book ‘Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved’. De Waal rejects the idea that human morality is ‘a cultural overlay, a thin veneer hiding an otherwise selfish and brutish nature’. He instead sees our morality as a direct outgrowth of the social instincts that human beings share with other animals.
(source: wikipedia.org/wiki/Veneer_theory) 





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.


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.


Fleet

index of sculptures 1988 to 2023

Fleet

2013
Bas-relief in salvaged wood #98, 168 x 168 x 16cm.
Private collection, Arnhem, Netherlands.





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.