Progress is to follow your nose. For me in art, that means the smell of welding, the use of a angle grinder, sawed wood. And the smell of success and big money. In case of the latter, however, money if old copper, with a metalic smell. Otherwise, money stinks. (timeframe february - december 2014

dated 2014 until 2014 (click on an image to enlarge an artwork)
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Three trestles under the hatch

2014

Three trestles under the hatch: Even, if the memory / of an empty room / with stone trestles / that once carried machines, // is at one moment / lifted by the hatch, // Then, within seconds / it is bend / downwards / and reflects // a lack of conscience. Assemblage, wood, metal, glass, paint, 3-dimensional  

Hurdles 9-high

2014

Hurdles 9-high: If you are facing / old wood / and broken tiles / gauze made of iron / and a postcard from 1980 / in fragments, then / that can create a hurdle / to be taken / in nine jumps. (Assemblage with collage elements, to be hanged)

Ni-gris

2014

Ni-gris: stands for an new rising / after taking apart / the original / and sorting and altering it's elements / a new being has been created. // That is to say / a piece of art can be a being. Purchase may be via www.saatchiart/meurtant

Three moving

2014

Three moving: This creation has three legs / and must plan / each move carefully. / / Yet, it can get anywhere / carrying what must be carried / and does no harm. Thanks to brother Wim for the welding. Assemblage, iron and wood  

Swan in essence

2014

The shape was found / and it looked like a swan. // Thus, a swan was created, / that is, in essence. Assemblage: wood and metal (concrete iron) plus acryl paint

cork music

2014

Music as standard / and cork as grooving grounding, / the brush is part of the creation.

Staircase to heaven or earth

2014

Throughout our lives / the question whether to take / the staircase to heaven or earth / remains without concrete answer. // This assemblage / may help to make the proper decision / or to make the wrong decision. (assemblage, stones, wood, cement, paint, metal; most recycling material) Now at purchase in auction total amount to Serious Request - for child war victims, see http://royal-talens.onzeveilingonline.nl/veiling/

connection not wireless

2014

From now on / I want to see wires / if I'm connected. // The whole idea of communication / in a wireless world / is as living though winter in Alaska / with the emperor's cloths.        
(assemblage wood, metal, paint, sand)

The goddess Xyope

2014

"The goddess Xyope hides in me / and just once a a rare while / does she reveal her existence. // On such rare occasions / is she accompanied by It-With-the-Sharp-Beak. // At such moments / she remains silent"     (Assemblage, wood, cloth, epoxy, metal, alkyd paint)

Cranes do not fly

2014

Cranes do not fly: Cranes do not fly / if they are firmly fixed. // That is the function / of proper installation. // If taken on by a potterer / the outcome is different / and what follows is / holes in the ceiling / leakage / and dung falling from the sky. Assemblage wood, gypsum, metal, paint

Framed orange

2014

"Frame or mold / makes no difference to me. // Put in wood, and laths on the backside / screw this on a panel / but with glass in between. // That became troublesome with painting / but succeeded after all. // Spokes cut loose, from the cycle repair man // and some old rust / fixed in front. // Again, an assemblage".  

Fitting-1

2014

At last, / the parts fit together / the arms to the head / the legs to the body / the flesh to the skeleton. // And, on the one hundred and eight-teenth day, / a new creation has come to existence. Assemblage, wood, metal, paint, board. http://www.saatchiart.com/art/Sculpture-East-west/706262/2433124/view

Reflexion

2014

Reflexion: the turnkey lightens / the backside of thought / or view. // But the elements / are entangled / with the space inside / and their reflexion / into the outside world. Assemblage wood, metal, mirror, paint (can stand or be hanged)

sturdy profile

2014

Sturdy profile: The material / with which you work / determines to a large extent / direction and shape. // Taking people / the preferred shape for many politicians / is the docile, shapable human . // For an assemblagist / sculpturist / aluminum profiles / are the ultimate challenge.

A gate

2014

A fence: it depends / which side you stand. // To the one, who / closes the gate, / or to whom / gets enclosed. In admiration to the painter Armando (www.moa.nl)

elementary

2014

Elementary: No words / just metal / and wood / and color . // But no words / just elements. // And no sound either.     Assemblage, about 8 kg         

Square dark sun

2014

Square dark sun: Today the sun is square / and dark, / people on the street / are stirred by the sharp / dents of frosted air. // All elements / stand still and shimmer. // Time no longer / passes by. Donated to Dr John Delinassios, for his great contribution in the organization of oncology journals and conferences, at the 9th Conference of Anticancer Research, Porto Carras, GR, October 2014

Painting elements

2014

Painting elements: Elementary pain / fits the precisionist. // When hammer hits thumb, / the outcry / of the artist / becomes the glue / to the assemblage. // And paint / drenches the pieces / into steady oneness. Assemblage, wood, metal, glass, paint

Constructive work

2014

Constructive work: Artists / a few are pushed or driven / to the ultimate cliff / earn a lot, / or are falling off. // Many others look at one another, / half with the urge to cut off one ear, / the other half waiting / to eat it. Assemblage, wood, metal, glass, paint

Fracking

2014

Fracking: Ardor shreds surface elements by / reason to empty pieces that melt the eyes of / tense unexperienced viewers. But // listen to the sound of empty barrels / yellow metal idling gasses, and / sense the central heat that / toughens hearts untouched by hirst. Assemblage, wood, metal, cloth, carton, resin, paint; also in the portfolio at www.artlyst.com

Listen

2014

Listen: If I listen / and hear no sound / or only the sound / that is not // Than I whisper / my bitterness / in the ear of my / alter ego. // But what to say / to someone with / gauze before the eyes.  

inflammable lighthouse

2014

Inflammable lighthouse: A beacon of fire / leads the traveler through the night / in the hope that by morning / the sun returns. // For tomorrow that's certain / but thereafter / I will not promise anything

no long faces

2014

No long faces: curved wood / cut by belt-saw / united by scarf-laths / finds its place / in front of the mesh / of the first cadre / before the second cadre / on the fence / before the wall

Rising

2014

Rising: Everything takes place / outside the space / meant as theater (assemblage: wood, metal, cork, glass and bulbs) Artwork selected for portfolio at www.artlyst.com Passed 1st round selection at Zomerexpo 2014. Taken apart to components (dissemblage) on September 15th, to serve as basis for new creation.

Protective Custody

2014

Protective custody / or nails behind fence / typifies the inclination of nails / to be protected by fence / best white and shaped as lath. / Once these nails / served as an example for Plato / in his Parable of the Cave.

Ensemble de Creatures

2014

Some creatures / placed behind glass and it's double / others in front / take each their place / that is determined / by the other. // The house is a dream / which is within reach and / the cage protects against breakage. // Wings need a starting – or resting point. // The cadre / points to the space / outside.

Transvision

2014

Transvision: A figure in greyish purple / fitted with wooden extensions and metal rods / hanging on dark stakes / lets itself be seen / behind a metal lattice / and glass / that is marked. // All is layered / including the reflection.

Paleidokopus

2014

Paleidokopus: the movement / is slantwise / cautious / and under guidance. // Threat can come / from all sides. // Fear feeds mania, / and reason / does not allay / thirst.