Mother and child
Carel Visser’s expressive sculpture Mother and Child (2001) is
an assemblage of various found objects and scrap metal cast in bronze.
The individual elements remain recognisable: a folded steel plate, a
doll, wire, reinforcing rods, tubes and other scrap metal. Together they
form an associative whole representing two figures: a mother and her
The mother is made up of rough and angular forms with a wild hairdo of reinforcing rods. A whisk lies at her feet. The mother’s crude forms contrast with the smooth, round forms of the child, cast from a plastic doll. The sculpture makes a harsh impression, enhanced by the surface treatment with nitric acid.
|location since||2000, Westersingel, Culturele as, City Center|
|dimensions sculpture (hxwxl) in cm||250 x 190 x 210|
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