Hoofdstukken (Chapters)

commission The Burght primary school in Amsterdam is housed in a number of old townhouses each with their particular history. Many of them have had the Delft blue tiles in their walls.
Hoofdstukken is a contemporary interpretation of this tradition.
Pupils of De Burght primary school drew the selfportraits 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.
Chapters . 2004
cobalt oxide and cobalt blue glazing on ceramic tiles
940 x 260 cm
Municipal primary school De Burght, Amsterdam
commission realised with E. Pikaar




Hoofdstukken (Chapters) is composed by various elements in different tones of blue glazing on ceramic tiles; stencilled questions about memories, hand drawn self portraits, written and illustrated memories and shadow portraits of the pupils.