‘Beacon’ : Emmeloord : 2010
A landmark north of Emmeloord in one of Holland’s main polders. Where now the polder is, there used to be the ‘Zuiderzee’, an inlet of the North Sea originally expanding into the heart of the Netherlands. In the middle ages primitive lighthouses were operated, consisting of no more than blunt stone elevations where a log-fire could be lighted on. The sculpture is a reference to these fire beacons. It also refers to the dis-orderly heaps of burnable material that people erect to set fire to during Easter. These ‘Easter Fires’ are a very old ritual in Europe and as a tradition still very much alive in the Netherlands.