Surrender

Surrender comprises of two artworks, originally available as low edition multiples, La Main (The Hand) and Le Chapelet (The Rosary) both commissioned for a salon-styled exhibition entitled SURRENDER (referring to the Wizard of Oz) curated by Rafael von Uslar for Aeroplastics Contemporary in Brussels. A more reflective path was taken with these two artworks in which the history of the Belgian state, past and present, is incorporated into the content of the artworks.

  1. Surrender / The Hand, 2001

    Mold-casted White-chocolate in velvet-lined boxes (antique boxes Belgian monarchy shown)

  2. Surrender / The Rosary, 2001

    Mold-casted Licorice candy, gold thread and wood crucifix

Footnotes: 
  1. 1. Private Colonialism of the Belgian King Leopold II
  2. 2. Wikipedia text regarding the book by author Adam Hochschild "King Leopold's Ghost"(1998)