Irish limestone 210 cm high
A beautiful new symposium was born this year in Baarlo, Limburg, in The Netherlands. It is quite unique that a symposium of such high quality can take place in The Netherlands. The country does not have a great tradition for stone sculpture. But the people of the town of Baarlo see it completely differently. As the town will celebrate its 800 years birthday in 2019 the idea to organise a symposium to bring 6 new sculptures into town was born.
the place where the sculpture are made
Six international sculptors were selected and the sculptures were chosen by the population of Baarlo. With great enthusiasm 170 volunteers helped to make the symposium into an even greater success.
visitors on the working place
Now we just have to wait until the summer of 2019 to see the sculptures installed in Baarlo.
"You cannot help but learn more as you take the world into your hands. Take it reverently for it is an old piece of clay, with millions of thumbprints on it" _Updike
Last month I was allowed to make a sculpture in Czech Republic. Hidden beneath the beautiful scenery of a small village called Lhota-Vlasenice, you can find the granite. And as this place has all the aspects of a little paradise, they are making their own magical garden there with beautiful plants and sculptures to enjoy.
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From the 7th until the 21st of june my work is shown at The International Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture 2015 at Miyazaki Airport in Japan.