A big wall painting commissioned by the Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC) in 2017 at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen was a great job for me. The GGDC as one of the Centres of Expertise of the Faculty Economics and Bussines was celebrating it’s 10th anniversary.
At that time the FEB itself also celebrates it’s 25th anniversary. My view on ‘the worldeconomy’ is now painted on a wall of 3 x 9 meters in the entrance of the ‘Duisenburgbuilding’. You can take a look if you want.
A great initiative was project ‘Natural Playing‘. A wish of parents arrises to make a natural playground for their children on derelict building land in Groningen to make a temporarily green paradise to play in. Creativitiy had to meet the newly-build quarter ‘De Stadswerf’ for a good reason. With some neighbors, landscapingcompany Donkergroen and the Municipality of Groningen we made my design for real: A big winding gully of 40 meters with little islands in it, surrounded by fuit trees. Children could cross over a bridge, clamber over bumps and giant stones and let their imagination run free. The idea to use this area imaginatively for as long as possible has succeeded. Unfortunally houses have now been build.
At the end of 2018, all of a sudden the ‘Wad’n Ambassadeur Wisseltrofee’ was born in my studio: Commissioned by Staatsbosbeheer, also on behalf of the Waddenunit, Foundation Drowend History and Foundation Friends of Rottumeroog and Rottumerplaat. It was really nice to work on this piece of wreckage of Rottum dated at 1874. Especially the underlaying stories were very interesting. Louis de Jonge, the very experienced skipper and realy good host in the World Heritage Wadden Sea, was the first to take the trophy! (see also www.wadgidsenweb.nl)
Paintings in commission
‘At Winschoterdiep’, a private commission: Our living environment; private flowergarden in rural surroundings with industrial dockwork in the background.
‘Terschelling’, a private commission: The love for this Waddenisland.
‘Vliegers’, a private commission: aquarel of a kitefestival on the beach.
Illustration for an announcement of giftedness education in Groningen, an design for a birth card and a peepshow in a wooden box for ‘Garden of earthly delights’, Museum de Buitenplaats, Eelde