From Paris with Love

Sculpture, polishes stainless steel (2022)

After years of preparation in a dark workshop, the statues are on display for the first time. The Coelhorst Art Event hosted at a leavy- wooded 400 year old estate and a beautiful rural setting, serves as their backdrop and a perfect fit.

Visibly moved with tears in her eyes, a lady stands in front of this statue. She is by herself and I approach her with care.  “Do you like it?” I ask. “Yes," she says, “it reminds me of my time as a dancer in Paris." 

“When was that?” I ask kindly.  She looks at me benevolently and whispers silently:” sixty years ago…And….” she continues, “there is so much feeling in this statue, in all the statues.” she pauzes for a moment and says  “only a dancer would know.”  Now I am the one that is moved, and in silence I accept this grand compliment.

Especially for the unknown lady of certain age, I changed the title of this statue to “From Paris with love”.


(Photo's with Eleberth Pot. Amersfoort, The Netherlands

'Paris Portret' by

'Glimpse of the park' by Patrick Schrijvers, Amersfoort, the Netherlands)

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