AMULET D'ARBRE
Sculpture-garden "De Vijf Zinnen", Arnhem, the Netherlands 2001

BOOM!
wood, acrylic paint, varnish and flashing light (led).
37 x 16 x 3 cm.

  Based on a centuries old ritual, a number of artists made small artworks to hang in or mount on the trees in a park. My artwork was a word-object. The word 'boom' means 'tree' in Dutch. In English the word is a comic book translation for an explosion or crack. Under the exclamation mark in the middle of the explosion I mounted a tiny red lamp (led). Fed by a battery the lamp flashes. The object is buckled around the tree with a belt.