Year review of 2019

250th blog post

2019 was a great year! I've had all sorts of things in progress, among which a lot of ornaments for the Utrecht Cathedral and the Eusebius Church in Arnhem. Time for an annual review of 2019.

Blue sodalite

woman in blue stone Not everything I've done this year has been published on my blog. For instance, I carved a few things for other sculptors. One was a large sculpture in blue sodalite, of a stylized lady. I copy-sawed the plaster maquette into the new stone and then carved and polished it. This material is difficult to work in, but it has an overwhelming color. I'm sure once installed in the right place, it will make a big impression. Through all those vivid colors it becomes hard to see its shapes in my photo, but upright and under good lighting conditions (not under my roof with subdued light) it will be easier to recognize the shapes. Since it was made for another sculptor, I made no mention on this blog at the time. I did though in a blog post show how I cut the block to size with a chainsaw.

Holocaust Monument

The painting in of the details in the crack

One of those projects for another sculptor was a small job that I did last week for Gerard Overeem in granite: the carving of a crack in a Monument to the Holocaust. The crack represents the suffering caused by the persecution of the Jews that has left its traces. Read here↑ the corresponding newspaper article. In an earlier newspaper article more information about the monument. It is to be unveiled on 27 January 2020 in Barneveld.

Thomas Aquinas

copy of statue of Thomas Aquinas beside reconstructed original

The copy of the statue of Thomas Aquinas was a project that almost took this entire year. In November 2018 I received the original sculpture in my yard and started with its reconstruction, in March 2019 I cut the block of Udelfanger sandstone to size and I started presawing. I also started enthusiastically on the rough carving of the two parts and fitting the pieces exactly together, but suddenly all kinds of commissions came and interfered before in October 2019 finally I was able to finish the statue.

Pope Leo the Great

presawing the upper body of Pope Leo in sandstone presawing the lower body of Pope Leo in sandstoneAfter I had shipped this statue, I could skip ahead to the next statue for St. John's Cathedral in 's-Hertogenbosch: Pope Leo the Great. At the time of writing this, the work on this statue is halted as well because of a trip to India, the above holocaust memorial and a commission for carving a Japanese Lantern. But I was able to presaw the two parts of the statue entirely, so I can expeditiously start carving them in the new year. This statue also stands on the north side of St John's Cathedral in Den Bosch, The Netherlands, that is, to the left from the statue of Thomas I mentioned above.

A Japanese lantern

Copying  of granite Japanese lanternIt may seem that I took a long time carving these two statues, but that's nothing compared to the last piece I worked on this year. For the Japanese Garden of Clingendael Estate in The Hague I made a quote in May 2017 already, and only now I get to carve it. I was asked to carve a reconstructed copy of a weathered Japanese lantern out of Bavarian granite. I'm already well on the way, but I still need to carve a lobed base and then sort out the details with the client. A blog post will follow soon!

A marble birdbath

a marble birdbath in the shape of a duck. Annual Review 2019Sometimes you get out-of-the-ordinary commissions. A client had modeled a bird bath in the shape of a duck as a boy and now he wanted it in his garden in marble. Of course that's possible. Unfortunately his clay model had disappeared, so I first had to reconstruct it. Alongside is a picture from halfway through the carving process.

Pan in porphyry… again?

Pan in porphyry: carved the legsAt the end of October I was able to find two days for working on my sculpture of Pan in Red Porphyry. As you can read in my last post about it I had just started with rough carving when I had to put it aside. That was almost two years ago (March 2018).

But I had to put the sculpture aside again quickly this time as well because I had to take on other projects first, such as Pope Leo. Yet I was able to roughly carve the hooves, the face, the hands and the flute. So far, I've been working it for only five days altogether. I hope I can find more time in the coming year and be able to finish the sculpture.

A small head for the Eusebius Church in Arnhem

a simple head in Udelfanger sandstone for Eusebiuskerk. Annual Review 2019The Eusebius Church contains various sculptural parts. The quality varies from very finely carved to fairly primitive, and dates from the construction time to present day. Somewhere in a side transept of the church, at the very top, missing a small cup of men ↑ in a row of 9 rather primitive homemade heads. Three of those were from the construction period of the church, and three of them dated from the 1960s. I was asked to carve a new head for the empty spot. It only had to look just as primitive as the others. That proved to be quite tricky! Someone told me that you'd best ask for a mason or a beginner to carve it, they might hit upon the right atmosphere. So I just made it into a little man with a page haircut.

More for St. Eusebius's church: Two huge finials

finial blocks for Eusebius Church ready for shippingBy far the majority of the work of this year was spent on carving ornamental work for two large finials and surrounding ornamental work on the northern transept of the Eusebius Church. Stide, Jelle, and I, partly with support by Serge, had months of work to carve all that.

We carved ornaments in two types of red sandstone for this north aisle, in Udelfanger sandstone and in Massangis limestone. It was so much work that I was in for a joke at the end.

Carving ornaments for the Utrecht Dom Cathedral twice

Large crockets in  weiberner tufa for the Utrecht Cathedral

completed crocets in Volvic basaltic lava, wet by rain

But Eusebius Church was not the only church which we made ornaments for. Having ended the previous year with 29 tufa side crockets for the south chapel of the Dom Cathedral in Utrecht, we got more big crockets this summer, in Volvic Basaltlava this time. These twenty large crockets we have been sharing between the four of us (Serge, Stide, Jelle and I) and despite delays we were able to complete them just in time.

Carving ornaments on the Utrecht Dom tower

test crockets for Dom tower UtrechtAdmittedly, it was but a small pilot project, and the main work on the Utrecht Dom Tower has yet to arrive. But at a time when the scaffolding around the tower was still not up, Jelle and I scrambled up all 465 steps of the Dom Tower with all our tools on two days, and carved a few test ornaments at the very top, so that the approach of the next part can be determined. Fortunately it was beautiful weather and we had a magnificent view.

Coat of arms in Udelfanger sandstone

small coat of arms in Udelfanger sandstone completedFor the front façade of a farm in the east of the country I made this small relief with a family crest in October, in Udelfanger sandstone. In order to keep it lively, I chose a baroque shield shape, so it really stands out on the façade.

 

Coat of arms in bluestone

bluestone coat of arms with two falcons. Coat of Arms, coat of arms, relief with crest/coat of arms, family crestsThe coat of arms that I finished later in that same month of October was much larger: 41 x 66 cms tall. It will be inserted in a restored parsonage, on the outside, somewhere in Belgium. I had a lot of fun shaping the flowing undulations of the mantling and the tiny details of the helmet.

Sculpture of The Night

Sculpture The Night by Eduard Kuilsburg- new copy in Muschelkalk limestoneBut it was not all ornamental carving work, I also had some sculptures in progress. For the west facade of the tower of St. Eusebius's Church I carved the large corbel with the sculpture of The Night out of limestone: a naked lady with a nest of owls beside her. To accelerate the process, I cut it and its counterpart, The Day, on my presawing machine machine. It only just fitted: I had to cut away some corners, otherwise this lady couldn't even turn around inside the machine.

Flying Buttress Figurines: Seven Sins

Carving a copy of flying buttresses figurine RageIt was made in last year and the year before especially with carving flying buttress figurines. That was a bit less this year, because the ornaments demanded all of our attention. We only had one flying buttress to go, with the Seven Sins depicted on it. Jelle made the Vanity, the Gluttony and the Greed, Stide got Envy and Lust, and I made the last two.

The Anger was a flying buttress statue of a man with a contorted face pulling a knife. He looked rather primitive, in his bearskin. As the only man among all the women, he actually had not much to complain, but he was clearly not happy with it.

flying buttress figurine Laziness completedThe Idleness on the other hand, ie the Sloth, didn't mind so much. She sat back a little, caressing her workhorse, in her provocative dress, and seemed more concerned with her own laziness.

A boulder with house numbers

boulder with house number- finishedFor a building in Amersfoort I carved a large boulder of red granite into a house number. Maybe I will be gilding the numerals one day for clarity.

A tree with rocks

For the same building I helped making a work of art for its residents: for each resident I made a stainless steel tree leaf with their own rock on it, which were all made into one big tree. It was a lot of work to cut everything out, bending the leaves, welding and glueing them, especially since I'm not equipped too well for metalworking. It was a lot of fun to make. Painter Sandra Nanning turned the staircase into a three-story encompassing tree.

A spoonbill from Haarlem

clay maquette and stone spoonbillNot all sculpture to be replaced has suffered from weathering. Sometimes sculpture disappears because of renovations and later on, residents want it back again on their building, and sometimes something is stolen. Such was the case with a buddha's head, a pelican and a spoonbill in Haarlem. Fortunately, the pelican was found again. I made a copy of the spoonbill after first reconstructing it, and Jelle accounted for the buddha head.

A lot of work for my colleagues

Presawn Angel for St. John's Cathedral in Den BoschAs you might have understood, I work regularly with my colleagues Serge van Druten, Stide Vos and Jelle Steendam. They, like me, all three have their own independent businesses. Only Jelle works in my shop; Stide has his own workshop next to me and Serge 20 kilometers away. I like having my colleagues around and being able to share larger contracts.

But I am the only one with his own presawing machine. That means that I regularly get the request to presaw something for the others too. Jelle also can properly handle the machine, so he'll be sawing for me sometimes and mainly for himself. But Jelle and I have also often enough presawn sculptures for Stide and Serge. I also usually keep track of the big picture, the tenders and the distribution of all joint projects, such as Eusebius Church and the Utrecht Cathedral.

repairing a broken vase. Year review of 2019Jelle mainly operates under my supervision, but he also takes on his own work (have a look at his website). So I regularly pass on things to him that are too much for me to take on. Sometimes he would take a little longer than I would do, That's because I do this work, of course, for a longer time. Unfortunately we have no specific training for restoration sculpture in Netherlands, so the work itself is his training. This year for example Jelle restored some garden ornaments.

New year: musicians and apostles

weathered figurines of the musicians in storageWhat's coming up next year? The most important work coming up is all of the ornamental work that we are going to get from the restoration of the Dom Tower in Utrecht. Balustrade finials, gargoyles and various other ornaments.

Next, we will be getting work from flying buttress no. 14 and 16 of St. Eusebius's Church in Arnhem. Flying buttress no. 14 consists of a group of 7 musicians and no. 16 contains a number of apostles. These are the last sculptures that sculptor Eduard van Kuilenburg made for the church, and in these we can see a transition to a somewhat more angular style. There were at the time of completion (around 1956) already alarmed questions from the church council about the "overcrowded flying buttresses’ that this led to, even though the block size was no larger than that of the previously created sculpture groups around the choir. Especially the apostles have massive fists and lumpy heads. We're looking forward to copying them into new stone (if you want to know why these figuries are replaced: read this article about the Ettringer tuff ↑ of which they were made).

Boxes full of debris and more sculpture to go

crates with flying buttress figurines that are yet to be copied.So that adds up to fourteen sculptures for flying buttresses nos. 14 and 16, for which we expect to get the new stone blocks in early January. We have been reserving a spot for those. But there are still 12 boxes more in our storage and a group of loose sculptures outside in the yard, which will all have to be copied one day.

Some of these other sculptures are heavily weathered because they started to shatter after the impregnation process and fell to pieces, and they're lying as a layer of debris at the bottom of the boxes. It will still be an interesting project to reconstruct them. If that happens at all, because people are currently considering an alternative way to fill the empty spaces. We sent in our estimate already anyway :).

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I wish you all a very good, educational and creative New Year. Thank you all for following this blog!

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Year review of 2018

Year review of 2018

It seemed nice to sum up this year of sculpting in some words and pictures. Not in chronological order, because my work sometimes jumps from one thing to another, for often suddenly urgent commissions come in between. I like it that way too, I love things being a bit unpredictable! But only when there's not too much pressure on things.

Finishing flying buttresses 4, 5, 6 and 7

Gallery -click on a photo to see it larger-

Last year I spent a long time making flying buttress figurines for the north side of St. Eusebius's Church in Arnhem. Early January that job was nearly done; I only had to make a Monk, a Bear, a man calling Noah, a Monkey and a Ark with animals out of limestone. It was the last series of the four flying buttresses themed around Noah's Ark.

Calamities and Repairs

Amid heavy snowfall and storms, work went on as usual. I accounted for a severe frost period and just continued sawing. A part of the barn didn't feel the same way about it, and collapsed under the weight of a thick layer of wet snow. A few weeks later I narrowly escaped from a disaster, when in a torrential storm a sheet of asbestos was blown from the roof and landed right next to my finished flying buttress sculptures.

Part of my repair work consists of patching up damaged statues. For instance I had to repair a Faun with a Pan Flute and a statue of Thomas Aquinas in my shop this year.

Injury and recovery

Something I've not reported on this blog is that I've been incapacitated for quite some time by injuries earlier this year. I hear you think it would surely have come about because of my job. I do have quite the productivity and it is rather physical work. And at times there can be some pressure to finish it all in time. But it wasn't anything like that. First it was an accident when I cut open my thumb deep on a party tent that threatened to blow away. Just three stitches and two weeks later I was back at work again.

But it was not long before I was back home for some weeks. This time I had overstrained both my arms during removals (at temperatures around minus eight degrees Celsius). At least I now know how to recover from two tennis elbow quickly: not with all kinds of therapies, but by massaging the muscles in your forearm deeply for several times a day. This way, you'll relieve the tension from of the muscle and it will no longer pull so hard on your funny bone, let's put it this way. Learned on YouTube and experimentally tested myself.

Own work: Pan in porphyry

block of porphyry for plaster image of Pan

plaster sculpture of Pan with block of porphyry

After all these flying buttress figurines, I started enthusiastically on my own project: a Pan in porphyry. I had presawn it machine and had just begun carving it, but in spite of all the good intentions, I had to put it aside because of other urent projects.

Ornamental works: Aachen, Utrecht, Den Bosch

For all kinds of ornaments had arrived in the yard, which were to be made first. So this year I made finials and crockets for Aachen Cathedral, for the Cathedral of Utrecht, again for the Utrecht Dom, and for St John's Cathedral in Den Bosch, The Netherlands. Some of them in collaboration with my colleagues. There was stonemasonry work to do. There is newspaper article was written about it and a video was made.

Family Crests and griffins

Then there were two sandstone family crests which I made in between other stuff, one with an edge and one without edge, and I have been modelling away on a set of mirrored griffins. I hope to finish them next year.

Jelle, Jeffrey and Roel

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Wise Virgin with a Dove, copied by Jelle

With so much work it was not surprising that I could not keep up with it all by myself. Hence my collaboration with my colleagues and Serge and Stide. Even then, we were not able to finish it all in time. Also, I had long thought about someone to pass the craft on to, someone who wanted to become a restoration sculptor. But how do you get someone who fits the bill? Fortunately Jelle came to visit. Exactly at the right time. He has now been working with me for more than six months, to the satisfaction of both of us and doing excellent work!

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Jeffrey helps presawing

Then this summer I've had help from Jeffrey a few times, who came to help out with presawing on the machine, while at the same time my nephew Roel came by to begin to learn carving letters in stone.

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Roel learning to carve letters

 

More flying buttress figurines

After the first set of 26 flying buttress figurines from the north side of the Eusebius Church, we now had to make the 27 from the Southside. But fortunately from flying buttress no. 32 I had already made seven angels in the beginning, plus a girl from buttress no. 36, and Stide had done one as well. Still we've been quite busy with the other 18, and we've not yet finished. Fortunately Jelle has now made a number of them as well. Anyway, on this blog you can read about Blind Man, Woman with Clubfoot, Wise Maiden with Cross, Foolish Maiden with Oil Can and the Supreme Commander In Chief.

Corbels for the Tower

Since in March 2019 the Eusebius Church tower is scheduled to be completed, those sculptures had absolute priority. I've presawn some of the corbels and carved a set of them for the North- and south side of the tower, such as a Woman with Tulips, a Man with Bird, a Man with Ears of Corn, a Woman with two Doves, a Cat with Wings and a Bird beast. Sawing work was mostly done on the corbels from the west side of the tower (12 heads and 5 large corbels), but those were all carved by Stide. Time to once again visit to the scaffolds more to go…

-Read here the annual overview 2019 ↑-

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Year review of 2017

Our Dear Lord out of the basement

Sacred Heart statue limestone Our Dear Lord in the basementThe staue of Jesus again in a good spot on a new pedestal.

2017 was an interesting year with many different commissions.

For example, I had a Sacred-Heart statue to repair, which first had to be freed out of its basement. The statue had received some damage during previous storage and lost its hands at one point. I made two new limestone hands, but because the fingers turned out very vulnerable I had to make them again, this time in strong restoration mortar with a stainless steel frame. I also made a new limestone pedestal for the statue. The installing of the statue was not an easy job, but with some ingenuity it all went just fine.

Cinema Royal

Cinema Royal matching the curl to its surroundings

Next, an old cinema in Den Bosch needed to be restored with new flourishes. I carved them out of Udelfanger sandstone, after which they were exactly made to fit by stonemasons on site. As part of the refurbishment of the inner city many of the (store)fronts are being restored to their former glory, and this was one of them.

Bull and Crane

reclining bull in white marble with garlandtranslucent marble crane. Annual Review 2017At the beginning of the year I also made a marble bull and a base, and a marble crane. The bull has meanwhile arrived at its final location, but the Crane is still looking for a home!

The Herculeses from Castle Schaffelaar

new belly for plinth of Hercules Schaffelaar in Irish bluestone new bottom part for Pedestal of Hercules SchaffelaarMy first really big job that year was making a large stone plinth for the Hercules statue of Castle Schaffelaar in Barneveld. First I had to remove the old base, then carve the base, and then install the old base and the old statueinside the castle, and the new plinth for the new statue in the garden. In any case it made a nice overview. There are two nice videos about it anyways, so you can see what the job was about.

Four heads for the Nieuwezijds

For the next project you can find a video of the process as well. I show how I'm copying four grotesque heads for a building on the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal in Amsterdam and how they should end up looking all combined. The heads were made in Udelfanger sandstone and over time they eroded considerably, but they still were good enough to make copies of. A nice commission!

A professional shelter

I had been working under a simple party tent for several years, but in the beginning of 2017 it was time to build something a bit more solid. I'd bought a second hand steel frame, and with some new rafters, roofing sheets, lighting and a new hoisting beam and two-ton electric hoist it became a complete shelter. For example, it also became a lot easier to handle the larger blocks. I could now put my copying saw under the roof. My son Joram helped me during the build.

A streetcar full of penguins

Gevelsteen Blue Tramstraat polychromedThen there was the gable stone relief project from the former coach- and tram depot site in Haarlem. Comic Illustrators designed ten different relief stones, which were then carved in stone by a group of sculptors and polychromed by painters. These turned out to be ten very different stones, I myself got the stone Toon van Driel under my care. Read the post about the process here 1↑, 2↑ and 3↑.

Noah's Ark: full of animals

Annual Review 2017

In May, 2017 I received the first figurines from flying buttress no. 7 of St. Eusebius's Church in Arnhem. It was the beginning of a nice series on the theme of Noah's Ark. All kinds of animals.

So in succession there were Noah himself, the rescued Ark, a Whining Dog, an overly joyful Lion, A Lady With Big Feet, a Fat Man wit a Jug and a Capercaillie in my shop this year.

Then some more came: Elephant, Praying Man, Owl, Kangaroo, Mountain Lion, Old Woman with Mortar and Pestle, another Ark with Noah Praying, Cape Buffalo and Lion, Squirrel, Razorbill, and finally again a Ark with Noah fleeing the rising waters, as the finishing part of the year.

And after this Review of the Year 2017 I thought I had deserved a Christmas break!

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-Read here het jaaroverzicht 2018↑-

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Year review of 2016

Als er één jaar goed gevuld was met beeldhouwwerk, dan was het 2016 wel. Het is haast teveel om even in een jaaroverzicht op te sommen. Het begon al in januari, met het herstelwerk aan twee kleine zandstenen beeldjes die helemaal in stukken lagen. Time for an annual review of 2016.

Putti uit Noord-Holland

twee gebroken putti van Bentheimer zandsteen

Putto met korenaren. Part of sandstone two puttiIn januari heb ik twee gebroken Putti gerepareerd. Lees hier deel 1 over het inventariseren en deel twee over het repairs van de twee jongetjes. Voor één knaapje moest ik een nieuw zandstenen beentje maken.

Artemis

Diana of Gabii damaged

Maar er was meer herstelwerk, allereerst aan het terracotta beeld van Diana of Artemis dat de twee putti vergezelde. Zij miste een arm, en die heb ik gerestaureerd met een gelast roestvrijstalen frame en restauratiemortel.

Moses and Aaron, Veghel

sculptor Koen van Velzen cutting the statue of Moses from Lambertus church in Veghel with a concrete chainsaw

loszagen met de kettingzaag

Dan waren er nog de twee zandstenen beelden van Mozes en Aaron uit Veghel, die ik eerst van de kerk moest loszagen (1), dan herstellen en opsturen naar Duitsland voor het impregneren (2), en tenslotte weer moest terugplaatsen op de kerk (3).

Luchtboogbeelden uit Arnhem

Voor de Eusebiuskerk in Arnhem mocht ik beginnen aan de eerste acht luchtboogbeelden, such as a Wijze Maagd en zeven bazuinengelen, die ik eerst moest herstellen en voorzagen (1), voordat ik 14 oude en nieuwe angels on a journey(2) kon sturen naar Arnhem.

Leeuwen voor Deventer

Voor Deventer hakte ik twee leeuwen en een leeuwenkop in Bentheimer sandstone. Een daarvan was een gespiegelde kopie van een oud beeldje, en de andere was een nieuw ontwerp.

Cuneratoren in Rhenen

Dan was er nog ornamentwerk voor de Cuneratoren in Rhenen: hogels en wimbergen in Muschelkalksteen. Lees hier artikel 1 over het begin en artikel 2 over het afronden van het werk.

Familiewapens in zandsteen en hardsteen

family crest stone in stone completed, coat of arms carved in Belgian bluestone, arduin, petit granitIn juni hakte ik een hardstenen familiewapen in Belgisch hardsteen en schreef er twee blogberichten over. In deel 1 vind je uitleg over het voorhakken en in deel 2 about de afronding ervan.

Annual Review 2016. Zandstenen wapenschild met distels en ringen

En in december maakte ik een zandstenen wapenschild, en plaatste een artikel met een video over het maken ervan.

Een sokkel voor Barneveld

Het wegtakelen van de sokkel van hercules bij kasteel De Schaffelaar in Barneveld. Year review of 2016Het recente bronzen beeld van Hercules kreeg een nieuwe hardstenen sokkel. Ik had nog een hele klus aan het het loszagen en wegtakelen van de oude sokkel. Het kopiëren en plaatsen van de nieuwe sokkel vond plaats in maart 2017.

Monument in Amersfoort

Year review of 2016: Het installeren van muurafdekkers aan de Appelweg in Amersfoort, bij een oorlogsmonumentIk reinigde een oorlogsmonument in Amersfoort en maakte nieuwe zandsteen afdekkers voor de muur van het fusillademonument aan de Appelweg: zie deel 1 over het werk and de plaatsing en deel 2 over het resultaat.

Overig beeldhouwwerk

Dan waren er nog wat kleinere opdrachten tussendoor, such as paduka’s in zwart graniet, een marmeren Jacobsschelp en een marmeren kubistisch beeld voor een andere beeldhouwer.

carving padukas in black granite

Padukas in zwart graniet

A marmeren beeldje voor een andere beeldhouwer

Own work

Ter voorbereiding voor mijn eerste expositie ooit bij Kunst en Kastelen in Gronsveld bij Maastricht heb ik dit jaar hard gewerkt om nog een paar nieuwe beeldhouwwerken te maken. Ik maakte een marmeren beeld, twee gevelstenen in zandsteen en brons en een beeld in dolomiet.

Dertig tips

Voor de beginnende beeldhouwers stelde ik drie blogberichten met tips samen:

Winnen

En nadat je die drie gelezen had, kon je Het Beeldhouwboek winnen en ik liet ook nog weten wie het gewonnen had.

Apparatuur

Niet alles was rozengeur en maneschijn in 2016. Bij het demonteren van de spanten van een toekomstig afdak viel een van de spanten op mijn arm en sneed door een spier in mijn onderarm. Ik zat een paar weken thuis met een fiks aantal hechtingen en besloot de tijd goed te besteden met een paar nieuwe artikelen op het blog. Een van de meest gelezen berichten op dit blog is mijn daaruit voortgekomen artikel over de Camera Lucida from 15 March 2016.

Toen ik allang hersteld was vulde ik dit aan met een artikel plus video over hoe je een pointing machine for this, daterend van 31 July.

 

Diversen

Baldakijn voor de Sint-Janskathedraal in 's-Hertogenbosch in Udelfanger zandsteenTenslotte was er nog een artikel over de Natural Stone Award , die ik kreeg voor mijn werk aan een zandstenen baldakijn

en een artikel over het kweken van korstmossen.

Verder heb ik natuurlijk nog altijd opdrachten die ik niet op mijn blog deel en dus ook niet in dit jaaroverzicht 2016. Allemaal een heel fijn en inspirerend 2017!

-Read here het jaaroverzicht 2017↑-

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