At the invitation of NL=US I have made a temporary outdoor sculpture as part of their ‘What remains to be seen/De Tand des Tijds’ project. For this an artists is asked to develop an outdoor work for their porch on the Schilderstraat 5 in Rotterdam (apparently that part of the street is no longer called Witte de Withstraat). I am the second artist in the series. Willem Besselink kicked of the project this summer so I’m in good company.
For On Spam, Comment Spam #33 I have chosen a text that ironically refers to the Dutch Fall season. All letters are hand sawn, stained and mounted on a wooden frame. The sides of the letters are not lacquered and will be exposed to rainfall and other inconveniences for three months. The expectation is that the plate material will be under stress during the months; curl up and (a portion of) the letters will fall down.
The opening will be next Saturday, September 30, from 14:00 to 16:00. You are very welcome. The sculpture will be on display until December 20, 2017.