Fort de Vaux : 3 :1 : 2,4

Fort de Vaux : 3 :1 : 2,4

concrete, iron, bones, wooden letters
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40 x 38 x 15 cm
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2016

The passionate art and book collector Piet van de Ven gave in 2015 to a selected group of 7 artists, a picture postcard of the awful battle of Fort de Vaux, Verdun (France 1916) with the mission to make an artobject to react on this event and memorize this notable battle. In june 2016, 100 years after the event, he organized with Luycks Gallery in Tilburg an exposition of these special artworks in combination with more works of the called artists. The artists are: 
H e n k   D u i j n ,  H a n n e k e   K l i n k u m ,   R e n é   K o r t e n ,  M a r j o l e i n   L a n d m a n ,  E r n e s t   P o t t e r s ,  E l l e n   R i j k  
and  R e i n o u d   v a n   V u g h t . 
I made an object in concrete with the same composition just like the special reinforced concrete of the Fort the Vaux in Verdun was made : 3 parts pebbles, 1 part sand, 2,4 part cement. I filled it up with some bones, visible to the surface, and put the wooden numbers of the concrete-composition on top.