Existence and decay: different phases in the transient state of life (photographs can be ordered as print in limited edition)

dated 2012 until 2016 (click on an image to enlarge an artwork)
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At second thought-2

2016

"You may think / on second thought / there must be an escape. // Well, there is / but it needs / a change of mind-set / to get there".

Pair

2016

"As long as their noses / point in the same direction / and their taste is similar / the couple remains a pair."   (limited edition)

CO2(co)lonialism

2015

"There is something / problematic for politicians: / in order to serve / our inner wishes, / to comfort our fears, / beat our enemies, / to this aim, / the politicians need to bribe, / to deal and wheel, / lie and betray. // Only then / will we trust / our beloved leaders / and re-elect."   (Hope the(se) demonstration(s) to fight climate change will turn matters to the good, Amsterdam, 29-11-2015)

The Neighbour

2015

The neighbour The neighbour / whoms wife owns the vest / couldn't tell / when he had seen the dweller / an elderly salesman / for the last time / and also / he wasn't able to tell / whether the bike had been sold / or not. Prints (german etching) can be obtained in highly limited edition.

Vacancy

2015

Vacancy: People with at least / two your of experience / in this field / are invited to send their CV / plus at least two letters of reference / to Lazy Chair LTD, Sussex, PO-box 67045, zip-code DE 19947.   small sized glycee 'german etching'can be obtained in limited series of max 8 prints

Lighting

2015

In dark spaces / light is most wanted / but often absent. // Sometimes my words / have the same effect.

A heap of sand

2015

One heap of sand / can be the start / of something prosperous. // One heap of sand / at times can also impede / any progress.

Lost in blue

2015

Lost in blue: One spontaneous assembled sculpture / and a seeming unorganized heap of junk / that's nice. // But really / I'm totally taken by the blue tone.

Fragile

2015

Fragile states / are recognized / by the threat / of imminent power. // Once this power broke loose / fragile states no longer / exist.  

The postman

2015

The postman: The postman always rings twice / perhaps because Jack Nicholson / whom I admire / was short of memory / or because at dawn / most people have bad hearing.   (Palma de Mallorca)  (limited supply as glycee)          

With patience

2014

With patience: With patience / one can destroy / everything. // In this building / once / some tooth had to be replaced. // Now this instrument takes revenge. (Went building Utrecht former faculty of dentistry) also short film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lPTRgZ8Vd8

Retired

2014

"OK people, / after so many years / of having to tolerate / ill-tempered characters / with much too big self-esteem, / and lack of senses / I have retired. // No TV, mobile, or lap-top. // If you want to see me / then, one at a time please / and with forewarning / at least 2 days before / so that I can take some precautions. // The dog has no name / but even more teeth"        

Tunnel Vision

2014

Tunnel vision: take it, at is is, without any manipulation  (may be obtained as glycee)

Captcha TN08849 CRIZ9

2014

Latest news: computers are designing / a test to set people apart from computers / and block entry into the digital world. // Some say, it has already been accomplished.            
(Gomati, Chalkidiki, Greece)

Utter precision of placement

2014

With utter precision of placement / these poles made to transport electricity / divide the area / into streams of polar energy.
(on the road towards Polygyros, Chaldikidi, Greece; If I was related to Robert Rauschenberg, I would use the print in a collage)                       

From behind

2014

From behind / this looks like a project / while up-front - it seems like something / wrapped in gift-paper. // Reality is like a figure / without a soul.                    

Belonging

2014

Belonging: If you think you belong / but you don't fit / than the instrument remains silent. // And questions arise / why you do not adjust and attune / and you cannot answer.              

Airship

2014

Where ever you are / there is always something to light-write Near Schagerbrug, NL (Can be obtained as glycee print.)

Strictly geometrical

2014

Design by Pythagoras / the ultimate bogeyman / for many students. Near Petten, NL

Tooth ache

2014

Tooth Ache: My teeth ache / from the constant dragging / in mud and screes.// And there ain't no Obamacare / for this bucket.  (Bucket from Dragline)

weathered

2014

It is said / a human gains beauty / only if grooves have been drawn. // With buildings and installations / these must have been battered by the weather / to attract my attention. Sauerland, part of woodmill, close to Meschede, May 29, 2014  

Secured

2014

Secured: This bolt is secured / in blue and black. // Well now, ferrymaster / let's go cross. // This side is eating me, / and I wanna escape. (On board of the ferry "Hempont" crossing the Northsea Canal)

This wheel is on fire

2014

Song by Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger and Trinity, called: this wheel's on fire.  www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkCBVZHrstE (german-etching, passepartout, bronze frame, museumglass)    

Cross

2014

People build a factory / of eight buildings / in 2-4 stories / over a total of more than 30.000 m2 / and eighty years later / as long as we had war with the Spanish / the thing is in decay. // Part being restored / but most will collapse. // When will we become wiser? // Photographers hope / we never will! Photo-session in the Leather Factory Oisterwijk, NL, upon initiative of Harry the Travel-Marmot

Turn

2014

Turn around / and count / how much recognition you get / if you walk / if you walk / without halting. (Oisterwijk, historic Royal Leather Factory)

Flat sculpture

2014

And once again we face / a sculpture by the anonymous artist / unknown but not loveless / by name of Peter van L. // Detected in flat and plane terrain / behind the former leather Factory / "De Koninklijke Lederfabriek"/ in Oisterwijk NL (1916-2000). Photo-session at leather factory Oisterwijk NL, June 18th, 2014, upon initiative of Harry the Travel-Marmot

Naked or not

2014

Some need cloths / not to feel naked / others just want to look good. // Me, I stand naked / with my camera. // Madrid, you name it.                               

reflect

2014

Reflect: Dear Sir / I want to reflect on your add / in Timehill Journal last Saturday / about a studio on the second floor. // Can you ascertain / that no cats lived there / since hair even from 10 years past / leads to cough and hiccup / in my lady. // Have not been there yet / and just want to exclude / sealed cat flaps.

Temporary Iron Assembly

2014

Temporary Iron Assembly: A group of anonymous designers created this large sculpture (H 74, W 110, D 180 m) in the northern part of Utrecht (NL). They may have inspired Richard Serra or have been inspired by RS, although unconfirmed sources whisper that Drager Meurtant was the inspirator.

where to

2014

Where to: this suffering, Caligula? / Human is born / without corn on it's soul / and every wound / slays this feeling / a dead key. // Until the piano, out of tune / sets the tone / and daggers a bite. Inspired by the outstanding theater performance Caligula by company Toneelschuur (on tour in NL): http://www.toneelschuur.nl/voorstelling/CALI/2013/ Pic taken in Fort Vechten, NL

Spider

2014

Progress is / to shape new city council buildings / in order to empty older ones. // Progress is to create emptiness / behind the slow passing of the turtle.   (Utrecht city council building, under construction)

blue essence

2014

Blue essence / No hint is needed / but has bee erected. / Blue in essence / is placed upon a pedestal / thanks to the builders.r

Kuh-li flower

2014

A flower / launched in a canal / can only wait / in patience / till a photographer / passes by

Color in planes

2013

In Lisbon / old and new / are mixed / and the latter / displaces the former. // The windows of the building / up front / are silenced / probably for always.

Cans

2013

A factory is sometimes / a gathering of cans / square or rectangular / connected by wires / and a command-structure / that make it into one body / dat causes awe / or sometimes disgust / the form of emotion / stronly dictated / by the colour of the smoke / from the chimney.

Fume

2013

The boat came / to collect the fume / but some-body / opened a fuse.

This tube-1

2013

This tube (number 1) / served for many years / as part of a long system / to transport heat. / That is finished / and the new generation of tubes / stands ready. / That's how it goes / with tubes / and with people.

This tube-2

2013

Also this tube (number-2) / was part / of a heat-transporting system. / And perhaps thought / to escape from its termination. / But the clean-up / was planned effectively. / Exit tube number-2.

Loose threads

2013

Says one:  with me / the threads are loose / and thus/ they encage me. // The cans / that's what they / can get.

Locked

2013

For long / I was locked / in myself / and in the eyes / of others. // Untill the pressure / became too high / and made me explode. (echo from Keefman, bundle by poet Jan Arends)

Barges on the river Maas

2012

Barges: Sailing barges flatten the water / till waves / roll aside / from the prow, / take distance / and break upon the river-bank. // Reeds move / and dampen the billows. // On the river /  the distance is crossed by foam / that separates left from right, / there, where the goal / has been passed. // Eyes looking ahead / steers the skipper / the vessel / towards another bend / in the counter current. // Crawling crosspoint / in going / passed the mill-point. (poem 04-02-2000; photo in Maastricht 12-10-2012)

Perspective

2013

Dark wood / and a single room / with one window / shows perspective / against a sky / which only can be caught / by the pencil of Nelly*   *http://www.nellyvannieuwenhuijzen.org/

who is watching

2013

Manifesta Genk 2012: old mine company building: in the exposition relatred to mineinh history, this sculpture made by miner, amidst other, sometimes colossal ones

supervision

2013

Genk: old mine: The building above the mine-shaft operating the elevator

dead end

2013

The Old Mine (Genk, B) // Where earlier / people walked through / out of pure need / now a gate / closes the entrance / to deep burroughs / since the modern spectator / is not allowed / to feature tomorrow / in a black frame / in the Gazette

connected

2013

Genk: old mine: construction of metal

supervision from below I

2013

elevator-building old mine: seen from below (1)

supervision from below II

2013

elevator building above old mine-shaft: seen from below (2)

rusted leg

2013

Genk: part of lorry in old mine

cross

2013

cross: material used to drag lorries along tracks

ready

2013

Genk, old mine: instruments frozen in time "ready for use"

I didn't tell

2013

Sculpture by former miners (Genk) early 20th century

Stone stairs

2013

The art is inside: Museum Bonifante Maastricht: but first climb the stairs.