Continuing on the road with use of remnants of building material, demolition stuff, sometimes found objects, and more and more using collage-material. Constantly looking for new directions, ways of creating (period january 2015 - june 2016)

dated 2015 until 2016 (click on an image to enlarge an artwork)
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At second thought

2016

"At second thought / I need more time / to make up my mind" Assemblage - collage, wood, cloth, resin, metal, paint.

Rudimentary

2016

"Mental metal / rudimentary face / mind you!"

The promised land

2016

"The promised land / cannot be for outsiders. // They may look / how it is, yonder." Box assemblage. wood, board, metal, paint, recycling art, wall sculpture.

Split face

2016

Split face: "Eyes and mouth differ / in opinion. // Words and views / are out of balance. // The listener and the viewer / are separated // By my / display" Photography Coolsingel, Rotterdam, by Raymond Rutting, with permission. (www.raymondrutting.com)

(Through the) night, watch o'er

2016

"We're looking the other direction / because of a pain in the neck. // Don't think any more of it." Assemblage, wood, fermacell, paper, paint

The avail of propaganda

2016

"The avail of propaganda / is that you and I / do what / we detest." (assemblage, wood, cloth, metal, paper, paint)  

Number 53

2016

"In former times / you could buy / petroleum, paraffin and coal / at number 53" Assemblage, wood, paper, metal, plaster, paint. (Wall sculpture)  

Beyond the earth

2015

"Beyond the earth / there was no sense / of black and white. // There was no recollection / and no mirror. // There was only / a void of movement / and lice." Collage / assemblage, wood, cement, metal, paint (recycling material), 3-D

Ensemble de Metaphores

2015

"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.

The Overview

2015

The Overview 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)

Syllabe

2015

Syllabe Bass, bass / and bass / do not play / a tone / too high // played / in all / earnesty. (Assemblage, abstract figuration, wood, metal, glass, paint)

Progress halted

2015

Progress halted This is a typical example / of a temporary sculpture. // That is / if you believe me. // If you don't, / then you're looking at a blank / image.

Jean et Sophie

2015

"Jean et Sophie: elements of earlier artwork: the essence comes forward" Assemblage, board, hout, plaster, alkyd paint, sand  

Wonders abound

2015

The wonderous fact is / that there are more miracles / than disasters / except to those / who have the wrong experience. (assemblage of recycled wood, photo, board, plaster, paint, metal; taken apart to separate elements in July 2016: does not exist any longer in this shape)

Fragments

2015

Fragments: Upon sorting / the fragments are assembled. // Even then / does the whole relief / breath the air of separate parts.  Assemblage - collage wood, board, cement, paint  

Wacht am Rhein

2015

Wacht am Rhein A lifetime ago / almost, / a soldier stood / guard at an English / Bailey Bridge that / as it said / connected rubble / with rubble / in the Ruhr area. // The year was / 1947. (Assemblage, wood, metal, board, paint, paper (photo) sand)

Safe heaven

2015

Safe Heaven Enclosed by / walls / and a channel. // Only people / allowed / are those // without arms / legs / and with their / mouth shut. (assemblage wood, board, paint, demolition material)

Blank face

2015

Blank face: When memories fade / and I look at myself / all I can see / is a blank face. (assemblage, recycling, wood, photos paint, sand, ashes, metal) Private collection  

The Lady and the Bear

2015

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)

Roots covered

2015

Roots covered: No growth without roots / and resistance gets / to its goal / only if radical. // But exposure / is a risk / and that is / why I'm under cover. (assemblage, iron, lead, wood, paint)  

Theatre de Dirulice

2015

Theatre de Dirulice: In some theaters / the players communicate / by reading the wall papers. // Here, the lady in blue / - although the color is unsettled / if we stick to the truth - / wishes to escape // from the protesters / carrying / rectangular heads.   assemblage mixed media (hout, papier, metaal, verf, glas)  

A Call to Arms

2015

A Call to Arms: Once harmless became / a ridicule / it was cut / to parts and pieces. // But like the legendary Phoenix / it arose to a / further goal / of calling to arms / all peace-loving citizens.   (Note: Harmless, installation, made in July 2014, dissembled June 2015, parts used for this assemblage: wood, photo, iron, glass, paint, ashes)

In earnest

2015

In earnest: this wire sculpture / has no conscience / and was placed by the artist / as guard to keep / the wood from moving away / from the stone / in the background. (Style: temporary sculpture. Copper figure made by DM, placed to create assemblage with wood and stone on trunk)

Crawling over layers

2015

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)

Untitled (Mrs Offers likes her Statues)

2015

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)

Movement of pieces

2015

Movement of pieces: when pieces must be moved / it is advised / to add music // and to inform / that circular movement / is more frequent / than in a straight line. (Drager Meurtant visits Joseph Cornell) The frame is starting-point, and 'bears' the assemblage

Floating illusionary souls

2015

Floating illusionary souls: meaning the creation produces an illusion.
The illusion does, what illusions tend to do: to deviate.
assemblage, wood and paint. Source of inspiration: Lucebert

East-west

2015

  East-west: East-West, and never the two shall meet (free after Rudyard Kipling, 1865–1936) Assemblage / collage, wood, iron, glass, photos, paint, bitumen.

Duality

2015

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)