“Duinkerke” is the series of three artworks, made over and over again, till the maximum amount of 99 pieces each. So it’s a series of originals,
handmade, of wool plate and wool felt, about the housing of people in Dunkirk France who try to reach Great Brittain by boat from the shores of France.
The works have their origins in the stories of Saar Depuydt, a good friend of ours, who drives with her friends every fortnight with a number of cars full of food, clothes and tents to Dunkirk to help the people hiding there in the woods to survive. What is happening in Dunkirk is illegal, both staying there and helping. However, the repeated expulsion of people by the police in France is also contrary to fundamental human rights. It is poignant that the voluntary work that Saar does is needed and that Western Europe does not deal differently with the refugees, some of whom still die every day trying to reach Great Britain.
Over and over again Saar goes back to Dunkirk despite of the actions of the France government. It’s like Sisyphus Labor and the same way we make the three works of art over and over again.
So if you see a work you like, just send us a message with the number (you see when you enlarge the picture) and we’ll make that one for you again.
The artworks cost € 350, half of that amount will be transferred to Saar Depuydt to support her aid to the refugees.
Material: wool felt on wool plate, Sizes: 42 x 30 cm or 30 x 42 cm .
Interested in a work from the continuously growing series? mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or contact: Ivo van den Baar: email@example.com