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In the morning, you walk through a fairytale on the Willem Arntsz Hoeve. The heath full of dewy spiderwebs sparkles and with luck, you might see a deer. It is a landscape that has repeatedly been overtaken by harsh reality. A silent and submissive landscape. For some, a guilty landscape. Soon, it will receive a new purpose. Will the landscape withstand or will the balance be disturbed?

Art should be provocative, raise questions, and bring people together. That is why I draw attention to the redevelopment of the terrain with this artwork. I have been working with the theme of compassion for a long time. This piece asks for compassion for the natural and cultural historical value of the Willem Arntsz Hoeve: an area where so much has happened, not only recently but also in the past.

The artwork, “Black Widow: man vs nature”, points out the danger of humans consuming their own allies when they don’t keep an eye out for others. Golden bricks hold a tree captive in a web of insatiable desire for more. “Black Widow” is part of the “Erbarme dich” series, which aims to shed light on the power of compassion.