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On these pages I will try to supply more narrative about the backgrounds of my works. Sometimes this will be about sculptures which I made in my studio, but it especially concerns my public sculptures and land art projects. Looking back they are surrounded with more history. This is because the process was more complicated but is also due to the simple fact that there were more people and thus disciplines involved. Each one of them requires me to account for specific reasons behind certain aspects of a work. This evidently starts in the proposal phase; but as a project evolves, it poses more questions from the people involved in reply to which I must give more information and explain why I want my art to be the way it is. Sometimes, if not more often, public art projects seem to me like doing exams over and over again. I have always taken notes and kept records of all proceedings.
The substance of a work of art relates to its maker. Each work I have done has its own specific background of course. Certain influences, experiences and conditions of the environment remain in my memory and indirectly or directly impact my work. So together with the more practical experiences each work is defined by its history, about each of which I will try to give you an account on these pages.
hommage to El Lissitzky, an earthwork in Flevoland
Arch, a sculpture near Rotterdam
Pieter Janszoon Saenredam Project
X-ing Volgerlanden project