Wednesday, February 11, 2015

At Sealevel series

At Sealevel portraits the Dutch Polderland, which is won from the sea in hard/clever fighting sea and tides over the centuries. This soil is defined by both, the intertwining elements of water/land as well as most efficient cultivation of every inch of it - as if something won so hard required infinite care and effort. I chose the unusual 1:3 format to mimetically represent the impact of the wide horizons. At Sealevel come in prints of in 150x50 (cm).

Den Helder, NL: Ferry connecting Texel island to mainland.

Delta project, Zeeland, NL: coastline

North Sea: Julianadorp, NL: kids playing on spur dike into the sea.

North Sea coast, Julianadorp: repetitive patterns of leisure dwellings.

Landscape at Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam), NL: repetitive pattern of trees.

Landscape at Julianadorp, NL: repetitive pattern of dwellings, echo between old and new. Mondrian-pattern flower fields in the colors of Dutch national flag. 

Landscape at Julianadorp, NL, at blossoming season: every inch of soil is exploited to industrially growing flowers. Rectangular patterns remind of Piet Mondrian.

Landscape at Den Helder, NL: a flooded field (for fertilization) and a military radar station.

Landscape at Julianadorp, NL: though under sealevel, the Polderland needs watering from the sky for industrial flower production.

Landscape at Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam), NL: no inch is wasted. 

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