Hand sawn wood, paint and screws, 2017.
At the invitation of NL=US I made a temporary outdoor sculpture as part of their ‘What remains to be seen/De Tand des Tijds’ project. For this an artists is asked to develop an work for their porch on the Schilderstraat 5 in Rotterdam (apparently that part of the street is no longer called Witte de Withstraat).
For On Spam, Comment Spam #33 I have chosen a text that ironically refers to the Dutch Fall season. All letters were hand sawn, stained and mounted on a wooden frame. The sides of the letters were not lacquered and were exposed to rainfall and other inconveniences for three months. My expectation was that, because the plate material was under quite a bit of stress during these months, it would curl up and (a portion of) the letters would fall down.
Even though I used quite a cheap type of plywood, it held up remarkably well as you can see on these two pictures (above at install, below after three months of severe rain, storm and even snow). So in a sense the piece was a beautiful faillure.
(picture by NL=US)