Lord of the Flies, is the protector of the vegetable patch, an ode to gardening and friend of all insects and plant creatures. He takes care of enough rain in the garden, directs the ants and holds meetings with the worms to create harmony amongst the troops.
After working with ceramics for several years, I started a larger sculpture in 2017, the legs were finished in 2018 but then had a lonely existence in my studio for several years. In the summer of 2022 I was asked to create a visual work for the Pluk de Nacht film festival in Amsterdam. A good reason to finally finish the legs into a full sculpture. One of my favorite activities is gardening and I spend a lot of time in the Veluwe, by the forest where we have a small vegetable garden. Working in the garden is very relaxing and nothing is better than picking up some veggies from your garden and putting them directly on your sandwich. Also there is always enough to explore, birds, insects, sometimes a visit from a small hedgehog or owl. Thats how I became inspired to finish my sculpture, an ode to our garden and all the small creatures that live there.