"Time Sharing", 2009.
The house is a symbol of lives, home, families and memories being moved -- not only from one place to another, but across centuries -- hence the name "time sharing." The struggle of the transition from one culture to another is reflected in the awkwardness of the house balancing on only one bar. Moving it seems impossible. This is underscored by the heaviness of the weathering steel.
As a real estate term, "time sharing" means sharing ownership of a house, allowing purchasers to occupy it during a specified period of time each year. Because it was clear from the beginning that the realization of this project depended on the support of many, I fabricated a series of maquettes of the sculpture in three sizes. The money from the sale of the maquettes was used to finance the fabrication of the large-scale sculpture.
I was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands .
I studied sculpture at the Academie voor Beeldende Kunst in Rotterdam.
After finishing my studies I maintained a studio in Schiedam and participated in group shows.
I was commissioned a monumental outdoor sculpture for an office building and had 2 solo shows at the Stedelijk Museum in Schiedam.
I left for the U.S.A. and worked for years in construction as a mason, carpenter, roofer, etc.
Thanks to the trades I learned I was able to build my own workshop and started working on my art again.
In 2009 I was included in the show" Double Dutch" organized by the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art.
My sculpture "Time Sharing" was permanently installed at the Hudson waterfront in Peekskill, New York.
"Time Sharing" was favorably reviewed in the New York Times and other publications.