The People / Volk

 

A big group of people. Vunerable, expectantly looking upwards. Traces of their maker visable on their bodies. Are they afraid? What do they want? Are they related? Where are they going? Who are they? Who am I to them? Do they expect me to do something?

 

If you look closely, you see another pair of eyes, shoveling feet, shoulders drooping. 

'The People' is an invitation to look and wonder. To look inside oneself and around. Inwards, upwards and towards each other. It allows you to be imperfect and be known  simultatiously. To move back and forward between the external and internal. To stand firm and not know without losing balance. Strong and breakable.

 

Volk, 200 + ceramic sculptures. Height ca. 25 cm. 2002

 

© 2019 by Henrike Gootjes