Stella van Wijk
Henk Visch - Don't wait for me in a borrowed home (1988)
The most touched sculpture in Almere? Art Ambassador Stella van Wijk, student at the Helen Parkhurst College, talks about the familiar artwork Don't wait for me in a borrowed home by Henk Visch on the Stationsstraat.
Stella is the first of twelve art ambassadors who tells about their favourite artwork on the Internet and in the newspaper in the spring of 2006. “I think it's a beautiful sculpture – it is in the middle of the city and thus I pass it very often. It appeals to me because it fools people. The head looks in one direction and meanwhile the feet and body point in the opposite direction.”
“It is funny that it sits amidst shopping people. At first you think that it’s just a passer-by, but you notice right away that something is wrong, you look at it more closely and ask yourself: what the heck is that?"
“The artwork is called Don't wait for me in a borrowed home (1988). With ‘borrowed home’ the artist means that people ‘borrow' some habits from one another, imitate each other. Also when it comes to this artwork the forms have been borrowed, but the artist has used these to create a sculpture that is entirely unique.”
Museum De Paviljoens will gladly offer you more information about this artwork and other works from De Collectie Almere via , 036-5450400.