Een jaar rond de moestuin | 2020 | commissioned work for Villa Zebra, museum for children | Rotterdam
For a period of a year I worked as an artist in residence at Villa Zebra, as part of the exhibition 'de Moestuin' (the allotment). Villa Zebra gave me the opportunity to make a seven-meter-long still life showing the four seasons in my vegetable garden. The young visitors helped me by making drawings of their fantasy vegetable-fruits, which I could use as inspiration during my process. It was a great year of experiment with paper marché, detailed drawing and collage.
The finished product is a 4,5 meters long still life showing the stages of an allotment during spring, summer and autumn. And a selection of 3D fantasy fruit-vegs made of paper maché. The plan was to make a final 1,5 meter of still life depicting winter, during the spring of 2020. But due to Covid-19 and the closing of museums the work was not yet finished when my working period came to an end. Nonetheless the work how it is now gives enough opportunity to explore.
Photo by Willem Popelier