Walking in the forest and in the meantime viewing art, that seems to me an ideal autumn activity. In the Amsterdamse Bos you can stroll along 10 works of art. The images are part of the exhibition; ‘Natuur in verbinding (Nature in connection)’, organized by the Organization of the Amsterdamse Bos and the Nederlandse Kring van Beeldhouwers (Dutch sculptors Association). This exhibition runs until 30 November 2016. Maybe already pick a date with my sister or a girlfriend, because it can be over before you know it.
Nature in connection
The 10 exhibited images are close to each other so you as a visitor are attracted from one to the other artwork. The works of art have something special. They are all wooden statues and all made from wood from the Amsterdam Bos itself. If I view the photos of the various works of art, indeed the images seem to integrate in their environment. The images make a connection with nature, as the title of the exhibition suggests. But at the same time the images attract my attention because they are not seeming to belong in the landscape. Take the image of Ninette King with the title ‘Kudde (herd)’. The are tree trunks, but it seems to be grazing sheep. The image of Irma van Koningsbrugge consists of branches and stands in the water. If the branches where not painted in all colors of the Rainbow, they maybe even would not be noticed; such a daily and natural image they form in the forest.
Join the walk
With a special route you are guided along all the images. You can already have a taste with this virtual tour:
But of course you should experience this exhibition in real life. The Amsterdamse Bos, Bosbaanweg 5, 1182 AG Amstelveen. The exact location of the images can be found on the website of the NKvB (Dutch sculptors Association).
Photo credits: 4113 (Hochsitz) Object Dick Simonis © 2016
Video credits: Brigitte Belanger © 2016