14-4 / 1-7 Anthologie
The exhibition 'Anthology' (florilegium) where my work is on view right now, connects beautifully with the botanical gardens around Huis Beeckestijn in Velsen. Last autumn, Natuurmonumenten has planted 40.000 stinzen bulbs with the help of schools and volunteers. In Huis Beeckestijn the word 'Anthology' is interpreted in a special way by artists. Opulent tulip photos, spun insects, beautiful flower still lifes, a loss, Asian bulbs and a drama on the forest ground...
Oasis of peace
What makes Beeckestijn so special, is de comprehensive collection of garden styles. On the Beeckestijn estate you can walk through the gorgeous romantic forest or the tight geometrical gardens. In spring, you can enjoy more than 55 stinsen plants. The Buitenplaats Beeckestijn is an oasis of peace in the busy Randstad. Participating artists: Margriet Smulders, Henze Boekhout, Piet van Leeuwen, Harold Strak, Hanny Suidgeest and (posthumous) Leendert Blok.