Ode to the Wilderness

With Ode to the wilderness I want to express my wonder and love for nature. I am fascinated by her structure, rhythms and patterns, which I try to capture in my sculptures and drawings. Through various art projects I attempt to reflect the energy of the wilderness, her transformation and the miraculous.


Latest news

The sculpture of an African elephant travels around the world and appears in cities, she 'weeps' to make her presence felt. 'The Weeping Elephant' is my ode to the wilderness which I want to share with you. Everyone is invited to use the stage under the elephant. Together we can cherish the wilderness. 

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Film 1 and Film 2

'The Weeping Elephant' is arrived in beautiful Bremen she will be exposed in Vegesack until July: https://www.vegesack-marketing.de/

The elephant started her journey in Amsterdam: media-westergasfabriek. Newspaper Het Parool: parool/recension.

Then she traveled to Rotterdam, for two months 'The Weeping Elephant' stayed near the Erasmus bridge: media-ad-rotterdam.

The minister of Brussels welcomed 'The Weeping Elephant' as her first international city in Brussels/Elsene: media-brussels. Until the end of October she was exposed at the Flageysquare: media-brussels.

Early November 'The Weeping Elephant' moved to Ghent, surrounded by autumn trees she stayed in King Albertpark/Southpark: media-ghent.

Then she traveled to Hamburg until May 6 she was exposed in Neuer Wall at the Burgermeister-Petersen-Platz: media-view.stern.de, media-neuerwall and media-dennso.

With special thanks to WWF-Netherlands, IFAW, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Karakter Wijnimport, All for Nature Travel, TUI, Forestry Commission, Het Knutselparadijs and Mook Machineverhuur BV. I could build the sculpture March-May 2016.

You can buy the picture book, Ode aan de Wildernis. Order now: www.bol.com