De Giraffe Reisde in een Rugzak

Translating as The giraffe travelled in a backpack, this Wunderwall is constructed using images created while in the Netherlands. Based in Dordrecht at the Toos Neger Gastatelier, I took to the streets to uncover the character of the contemporary Netherlands. In two months I traversed Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Volendam, Den Haag and other smaller towns and locations.

Created at the end of a residency in Dordrecht in the Netherlands, this Wunderwall took contemporary Holland as its theme. It was inspired by a chance sighting of a man walking along a cold street with a stuffed giraffe peeping out the top of his backpack, hence the Dutch title De Giraffe Reisde in een Rugzak. It took the form of two traditional canal houses soaring 6.5 metres high.

De giraffe reisde in een rugzak, 2013
578 images, 20 x 15 cm each
3.8  x 6.5 metres
EXHIBITION
SBK Gallery
Dordrecht, Netherlands
January-February 2013
RESIDENCY
Toos Neger Gastatelier
Dordrecht, Netherlands
November 2012 to January 2013