Every artist stands on the shoulders of many predecessors.   Through their artworks, I came to see the world better. In this almost endless line, there is one artist who is easily recognizable in my work. 

André Cadere was active between 1970 and his death in 1978. At that time you could have come across him at an opening with his mobile sculpture, his “barre ronde de bois”.   
The photo shows me with Hans Eijkelboom during an opening (March 23 2024) at the Kröller-Müller Museum.  

The mobile sculpture in my hand I call staff. The wood of this staff (#103) was felled by beavers and delivered to my studio by rivers.

André Cadere would have turned 90 this year.












Staff #103, ready to travel in a suitcase.


Into the Wild

Ans Verdijk goes into the wild with staf # 94 (The wood for this staff was felled by beavers. Then delivered by rivers to the artist’s studio.)
Staff # 94 158cm private collection

Mother & Child

Inspired by the medieval polychromatic wooden sculptures of mother and child, Frank Bezemer explores contemporary relationships between mother and child. ( Anneke with staf # 97, also known as maatstaf II, and Taeke with staf #14 )

Fai del bene e sii felice

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Maria Salvatori con il bastone n. 24, nel suo giardino assieme ai suoi polli.  

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Staff # 24.  139 cm  54 inch

Also known as: For Raymond Hains I

< # 23   >  # 25

Passages 2024

Welkom op mijn studio op zaterdag 13 en zondag 14 april 2024 

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Speciaal voor buurtbewoners is er de tentoonstelling  P a s s a g e s georganiseerd met werk van mijn collega’s en mij.  

 U kunt op zaterdag 13 en zondag 14 april 2024  tussen 11.00u en 17.00u komen kijken naar de binnenkant van het gebouw en de kunstwerken die er gemaakt zijn.  En desgewenst in gesprek gaan met de kunstenaar. 
(meer informatie over de foto getiteld: Study! onderaan in cursief.) 
Entree € 5,-   Dobbelmannweg 5 6531KT Nijmegen.  
 
Especially for local residents the exhibition P a s s a g e s has been organised with works by my colleagues and me.      You can come on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April 2024 between 11am and 5pm to see the inside of the building and the artworks created there.  And engage in conversation with the artist if you wish. 
 
Entrance fee € 5 ,-
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About the photo titled Study! read more below

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The photo shows the door to my studio.  From the left to the right: Two toddlers in memory of the former kindergarten, Emeritus Professor of Educational Studies at Radboud University Theo Bergen reenacting the statue on the frontside of the studio-building,  and a delicate balancing staff # 31.

The building in which my studio is located has a statue of Johanna de Lestonnac on the front facade. She has a book in her hands, to emphasize the importance of education. Johanna de Lestonnac was a woman who began educating girls in Bordeaux in the 16th century.

The building was part of a large Roman Catholic complex, with a church, a rectory, a cemetery, a convent and a variety of schools.
The building was originally built as a boarding school for girls. Then in 1931 it was transformed into a kindergarten. And in 1989, the building was converted into studios for artists.

 

 Staff # 31