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.

  • Surrender / The Hand, 2001

    Mold-casted White-chocolate in velvet-lined boxes (antique boxes Belgian monarchy shown)
  • Surrender / The Rosary, 2001

    Mold-casted Licorice candy,  gold thread and wood crucifix
  1. Private Colonialism of the Belgian King Leopold II
  2. Wikipedia text regarding the book by author Adam Hochschild "King Leopold's Ghost"(1998)
  3. PDF Precis from Autograph ABP London UK 2010
  4. Audio-book Lecture The Congo Atrocities lecture, read by Baroness Lola Young (1hr13min)