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POINT OF DEPARTURE

Late 2019 the Foundation Commemoration Noordenveld (Stichting Herdenken Noordenveld SHN) asked me to make a sketch design for a monument. This text embodies the design concept:

“Point of Departure 1941

From here fellow townsmen were taken away

They left to never return

They were not tolerated and travelled towards their death

From this point of departure nobody needs to escape, to disappear

Can everyone depart as well as safely return home. With respect and a place for all.”

My initial design concept was accepted. The monument has been placed recently and the official transfer to the Noordenveld Foundation took place on May 2, 2022.

The SHN Foundation proposed that I would also create more work based on the theme of crane birds.

Because crane birds, cut out in corten steel, are an integral part of the monument, I decided to manipulate realistic photos of these birds into more colorful and less realistic images.

The images are attached to gold painted panels measuring 30 x 20 x 2,5 cm.

20 different panels are available, each in a limited edition of 20 pieces.

‘Departure point’ in Roden: in addition to a cruel memory, also a sign of hope

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