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The work ‘Gated Community’, a 13 tonne granite sculpture Chris recently finished, was installed in the sculpture park. The Anningahof will have 40 new outdoor sculptures on display this season and has redesigned its indoor exhibition spaces. A must see for anyone visiting Zwolle. For more info: www.anningahof.nl
Although the crisis continues and most exhibitions have been postponed till further notice, Chris is working on a new sculpture for the Anningahof Estate. The sculpture will be on show when the park opens up to the public. In the meantime, a lot of work has to be done on the 13 tonne sculpture made from Brazilian granite. The sculpture will be titled ‘Gated Community’ and will reflect upon ‘confinement’ as a mindset of liberty. More information will follow soon. For more info on the Anningahof Estate: www.anningahof.nl
Just received a photo of the sculpture I made last year for the town of Fontanarosa in Italy. It is installed at the museum there. I made the work to discuss the idea of ‘home’ and what defines this sensation. Not by presenting any answers. Just wanted to allow whoever visits the sculpture, to have an isolated experience of solitude in my artwork.
These are uncertain times yet it supplies us with a healthy contrast. Instead of despair, we need to be resourceful and foremost creative. Sure, a lot of questions demand swift answers but perhaps this process of searching for new stable grounds, will be more valuable than we can foresee. Rise to the occasion, embrace creative thinking and values and use this moment of solitude and forced isolation for what it’s worth…a golden opportunity.
Stay healthy, stay sane, look and help others and design a better world. Peace.
Yesterday, the 15th of December 2019, we commemorated the bombing take took place 75 years ago in Zwolle. With an impressive ceremony, the monument was unveiled by those who witnessed the tragedy at the time.
Photo: © Jelle Raap 2019
This coming Sunday, the 15th of December will mark the 75th anniversary of the bombing that struck the city of Zwolle in 1944. Our allies bombed part of the city known as Dieze-West / Bollebieste. I had the honour of making a sculpture to commemorate this event and the 5 people who lost their lives.
On the 15th of December 1944, the city of Zwolle was bombed, sending a shockwave through the city. The area most effected by this bombing will commemorate this historic event this year, as 75 years have passed by. Chris will make an intimate memorial sculpture that will honor the five people who died during the bombings and those effected by it in other ways.
The sculpture ‘In search of a ceiling’ was temporarily installed in the town square of Fontanarosa. It will remain in the square for the coming months and will be permanently installed afterwards in its final location, the museum park.
This new work will be proposed for enlargement for two commissions in China and Taiwan.