Versteend Verleden (2023)

On the island of Schouwen-Duivenland, it is evident how we, as humans, exert control over nature, particularly in the case of water. The question remains whether we can sustain this control in the long run. This vulnerability makes Zeeland a place with an uncertain future.

Through the outdoor art piece, Annelieke embedded the current intricate patterns of the sand, which hold valuable climate data, into basalt rock. This rock is provided by Rijkswaterstaat Zeeland and consists of the exact same stones to shield Zeeland from the relentless force of the sea. The artwork can be seen as a man-made fossil or memorial stone, serving as a lasting testament for future generations.

Outdoor exhibition ‘The Future Has Many Histories’
On show: March 2023 - March 2025
Commissioned: Stichting Bewaerschole
Relisation: Gouda Natuursteen
Material: Basalt
Size: 60cm x 50cm x 160cm

©Annelieke Rovers2023