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Beeld Tjeerd Posthuma

SMALL SOULS

Materials: concrete, leafs

Here we see a little pole shaped like a gravestone. The yellow paint on the concrete has faded, suggesting the tests of time and the elements. Leafs, also in faded yellow as if peeled off the pole, are spread around like debris or like the reflecting lights coming off a disco ball. I like how the two materials resemble the polarities ‘nature’ and ‘culture’.

Some people think Small Souls makes an allusion to the famous novel series by Louis Couperus. They interpret the ensemble as a depiction of the relationship between bourgeoisie and elite. But actually it was drawn from my personal life. I only wanted to say something about an old memory, and how it throws a light or a shadow on everything. Which is why it is located in Enschede.

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