Hoofdstukken (Headings)

2004 commission De Burght occupies a number of ancient buildings, old townhouses each with their particular history. The tiling of walls with Delft-blue tiles fits in with that history.

Hoofdstukken is a contemporary interpretation of this tradition.
Pupils of De Burght in April-June 2004 drew the self-portraits and their recorded memories on the tiles under the guidance of the artists. The artists used these tiles to compose the design of the wall. Subsequently the questions and the shadow-portraits were added.
The resulting work-of-art is a timeless portrait of children developing their individual and collective identity.


cobalt oxide and cobalt blue glazing on ceramic tiles
940 x 260 cm

commission realised with E. Pikaar

Municipal primary school 'De Burght' Amsterdam.
Hoofdstukken (Headings) is composed of various elements in different tones of blue applied by different ceramic techniques; stencilled questions about the nature of memories, hand-drawn self-portraits, written and illustrated memories and shadow portraits of the children.