Stone is old, tough and heavy. It is the characteristic material of monuments. Carving stone demands patience, skill and physical input. You constantly have to decide what to do next as the process of creation is irreversible. The result has to be light, natural and deserving to be made in stone.
▲ Monument for Dutch Food, 2008
In the Netherlands the most common food on the dinner table is potatoes, vegetables and meat. In this case Brussels sprouts and a cutlet. As it is so common I thought it deserved a monument in stone.
Material: One piece of Belgium marble. Format: 43 x 16 x 14 cm.
▲ Guinea Pig
Material: Ordinario marble
Format: 15,5 x 10,5 x 9,5 cm
▲ Water balloon
70% of the human body consists of water.
Format: 28,5 X 20 X 27 cm
▼ Kouros 2015, 2015
The Greek made Kouros statues in the archaic period (ca. 600 BC). In Ancient Greek kouros means “youth, boy, especially of noble rank”. With a face that shows no character, the statues could be seen as idealized young men. These days the image needs to be updated to fit the present image of youth.
Material: Belgium marble
Format: 46 x 19 x 16,5 cm
▼ Shot, 2013
Shoot. A shot from a gun. The brief moment when the bullit leaves the gun. Steal, smoke, gunpowder and a bullit act their different parts.
Materal: One piece of Belgium marble.
Format: 45 x 12 x 15 cm.
▼ Exploding teapot, 2014
What is more homely and safe, than a pot of hot tea? Here it explodes without apparent reason. I tried to capture the moment just after something makes the teapot shatter, cracking the pot and pushing out the tea.
Material: One piece of travertin
Format: 35 x 38 x 30 cm
▲ iToth, 2016
As Thoth’s sacred animal, the baboon is often shown directing scribes when using their tablets and smart phones. Baboons also carry out Thoth’s duties as the god of measurement and they weigh the heart of the deceased in the judgement of the dead. Personal sacrifices while making use of tablet and smart phones are not uncommon. Sometimes people will even offer their lives to the god whilst holding on to their sacred devices.
▲ Seal, 2017
Format:63 x 18 x 17 cm
▲ Fossil, 2009
That which we one day might find back from our present civilisation: balloons and a vacuum cleaner hose.
Material: Belgium marble
Format: 70 x 55 x50 cm.
▼ Instant, 2013
To fix in stone what the eye cannot see. The instant the sugar cube falls into the coffee and creates a splash. Movement fixed in stone. It all happened in an instant.
Format: 30 x 20 x 20 cm
▼ Dark matter, 2012
Dark matter was defined by science as needed to explain the universe. It was sort of pulled out of the hat as there is still no evidence that the theory is right. I recreated this idea in stone and let a sort of universe be pulled from a bowler hat that refers to Magritte.
Material: One piece of Belgium marble.
Format: 43 x 16 x 14 cm.