BASECAMP-Steigerpark. IJburg, Amsterdam. Three objects – one installation.Het Groote Huys, Hemelkijker & Silent Conversation with a Tree.
This part of Amsterdam, IJburg, is completely manmade. The earth is sprayed into the water to create land. The people living on Steiger-island are among the first people living on this newly created land. The theme for this artproject is ‘pioneering’. The material is aluminium frames with Douglas-wood finished with natural oil. The same as the first pioneering houses being build in the woods.
Commissioned by the City of Amsterdam. Thanks to Marco Cops (advisor), Fons Snelder ( aluminium construction), Ellen Boersma (paint), Doke Sweere (earth&woodwork), Hermsen ( transport&crane)