Mon Combat by A. Tempspassé: there is always someone who sees argument to start a battle. (installation of book, metal)
"with good tools / you get everything moving". installation, wood, iron, paint At present part of exhibition "Now, the new form of the past", in Kunstwerk Liemers Museum, Zevenaar, NL (June 16 - September 9)
How to make connections / of elements and the outside world? The answer to my question / came crawling, again.
"If you say / I heard your words / that's what you think."
"Rags, worn-out / shelter a skeleton / of fixed perceptions" Assemblage, wood, metal, cloths, resin, ashes, sand, paint, brick-powder
Three trestles under the hatch: Even, if the memory / of an empty room / with stone trestles / that once carried machines, // is at one moment / lifted by the hatch, // Then, within seconds / it is bend / downwards / and reflects // a lack of conscience. Assemblage, wood, metal, glass, paint, 3-dimensional
The shell on her foot / arrived in time / at the proper position. (collage)
“Curling, the snake kept its mouth shut.” (made of trash)
Twosome // As usual / the twosome hang / at the outside / of their gents-home / looking at / the hard-workers, / the home-walkers, / the ne'er-do-wells / who look up nor down / content and dissatisfied / with what the day / brought.
"When the going gets tough, the tough get going" / is what they say. // We'll see / where I stand. (assemblage, recycling material (wood, iron dust) and resin, sand and paint)
The hills and mountains / are destined to incite us / / to carry us high. // High is better. (painting on discarded radiator with support)
"The next generation / has more generations / to lean upon"
Black Wheel: The hardness stored / in a black wheel / cuts though iron. / And may, / if the needle finds the right groove / touch the soul / past marrow and bone. // Dedicated to a great assemblageist / sculptor, Sir Anthony Caro
All humans are equal. // To test this assumption / take two / and tilt the angle / and position towards, one another.
Three moving: This creation has three legs / and must plan / each move carefully. / / Yet, it can get anywhere / carrying what must be carried / and does no harm. Thanks to brother Wim for the welding. Assemblage, iron and wood
"when presented three figures/ of different size / and writing / and color."
"When the pieces were seen fit / and fixed in their proper position / the movement was undeniable / as it arose from within." Assemblage (relief), wood, paper, paint, sand (image with frame published on https://www.flickr.com/photos/97577184@N04/31790262386/)
The shape was found / and it looked like a swan. // Thus, a swan was created, / that is, in essence. Assemblage: wood and metal (concrete iron) plus acryl paint
"At second thought / I need more time / to make up my mind" Assemblage - collage, wood, cloth, resin, metal, paint.
"Mental metal / rudimentary face / mind you!"
Life is a construction / of basic elements. // If these are at place / you might fix a position / on top. (stone, wood, metal, paint)
"The promised land / cannot be for outsiders. // They may look / how it is, yonder." Box assemblage. wood, board, metal, paint, recycling art, wall sculpture.
"Softly spoken / the words linger in the air". (collage, carton, chalk, paint on wooden panel, with fixed frame 26x35x2 cm)
'If forms get together' (monoprint, 1/1)
"When going forth / from wood to bronze / and grasping the result / I realized progress had halted. // A result stands in the way / of the learning process." Bronze, based upon earlier wooden assemblage entitled "Progress".
I said / now I will build a fact-ohry / and that / became factual. // With grabbing and placing / elements that together / took progressively the shape / of a fact-ohry / I became part of it. // Could shape the further design / and steer it at minor extent / but the end-result / was determined / by the starting point. // Voila. (Note: This Fact-ohry is the only one with guarantee that risks during drilling for shale gass are secured. Thanks to Jozef for the welding or iron parts.)
With wild gestures / you don't liberate the mind / from it's prison. // With silence / you don't stop howling. // Blood crawls / where it can't go, / and crawls back again.
When approaching for battle / you do less harm / if you leave your weapons at home / and your head in a mesh. (Made from trash, recycling art, welding by my brother Wim)
"The avail of propaganda / is that you and I / do what / we detest." (assemblage, wood, cloth, metal, paper, paint)
The Oil-terminal at Dissension: / After one village / a second was build / and as so often / these were two communities / in their belief. / After peevishness / came quarrel / and this raised high / a full five meters. / The arrival of the oil-terminal / changed little / except more fencing. // The bridge does not unite inhabitants / but enables them / to continue on different paths.
From now on / I want to see wires / if I'm connected. // The whole idea of communication / in a wireless world / is as living though winter in Alaska / with the emperor's cloths. (assemblage wood, metal, paint, sand)
"In former times / you could buy / petroleum, paraffin and coal / at number 53" Assemblage, wood, paper, metal, plaster, paint. (Wall sculpture)
"who climbs high / is at risk / to fall deep" (steel, iron, plastic)
Kaptein Mobylette EEG / from halfway the past century / the motorized bicycle / for the ordinary man or women. / This statue / is a tribute / to the generation / that shortly after the war / cleaned up the mess./ With thanks / to the former house-owner / who left this beautiful piece of rust / to us.
"These two halves / taken together / are at greater distance / from one another / than if left apart." Assemblage (wall-sculpture), wood, metal, paper, paint. Made from scratch.
There was a man / who wanted a home / but did not know / where to start. // A spider passing by / said to him / “you best begin / from the top / to keep the overview”. // And from that moment / the two are allies / each at his own level. (Dedicated to Louise Bourgeois)
"Frame or mold / makes no difference to me. // Put in wood, and laths on the backside / screw this on a panel / but with glass in between. // That became troublesome with painting / but succeeded after all. // Spokes cut loose, from the cycle repair man // and some old rust / fixed in front. // Again, an assemblage".
Says Harry to June, / Ola, see you didn't come alone? // Well no, answers June / my father and my brother wanted to come along. // Asks Harry, I count five, / who is the tall one with crutches? // The neighbor, answers June, / by name of Drareg, / and he had a single ticket in supply. In passepartout, bronze-colered metal frame behind museum-glass
"When the green bird / came to live / we agreed to call / it a day." Collage, mixed technique, total 21x27.5 cm, including fixed dark edge
Reflexion: the turnkey lightens / the backside of thought / or view. // But the elements / are entangled / with the space inside / and their reflexion / into the outside world. Assemblage wood, metal, mirror, paint (can stand or be hanged)
Apparent Movement: Clues set / for helping hand. // Eyes directed / to the left. // Give it a try / walking, / do not fly (Frame fixed part, size 21.5x22.5x3 cm)
The Lady and the Bear "Some engagements are unexpected / and it's best to pretend / these did not happen". (Box assemblage, photo street view, wood, metal, paint; size in total 34x22x10 cm)
"The dream I had / had to be fixed / or else / the occupants would fly / and the words / would become too loose". Box-assemblage-collage, size 50x55x6 cm
Crawling over layers: Even if the start seems clear / objects must be placed / as deemed fit. (thanks to my brother Wim for expert welding of metal parts) Three-dimensions, assemblage: wood, metal, glass, sand, ashes, paint)
"curved wood / cut by belt-saw / united by scarf-laths / finds its place / in front of the mesh / of the first cadre / before the second cadre / on the fence / before the wall"
For long Mrs Offers / with golden shawl / hung in a golden frame. // The artist gave her more room / and company / that is a statue Iron Pin / with Rusted Sand and one by name of / the Thin Pusher / plus a few other / necessary attributes. (Three-dimensional, box-assemblage, inspired by Joseph Cornell, size 21.5x32x7.5 cm, board, photo, iron, sand, acryl-paint, extra oblique image at http://collagist.org/profile/DragerMeurtant)
Protective custody / or nails behind fence / typifies the inclination of nails / to be protected by fence / best white and shaped as lath. / Once these nails / served as an example for Plato / in his Parable of the Cave.
Still, I don't know / whether to swim / against the current / or to drift along. // For the time being / I watch what / happens to others. Assemblage - collage: wood, metal, paint
Paleidokopus: the movement / is slantwise / cautious / and under guidance. // Threat can come / from all sides. // Fear feeds mania, / and reason / does not allay / thirst.
Duality: there is no bigger difference amongst people / than between man and woman. // That should be the sole casus belli. Collaboration between Drager Meurtant (sculpturer, gave shape to cut trunk) and Jeanine Keuchenius (painting, for frontal view: www.keuchenius.exto.org!) Assemblage, wood, iron, paint, size 40x18x15 cm)
Steep-2: The Monte Rotondo / is left behind / it weighs too much / for me. // The climbing rock of Feyr / I leave / to the climbers. // But / this wooden rock / serves as model / of a viewpoint on imagination. (wood partly rotten, metal, paint and glass)