sculptural relief in D U T C H tradition
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Stacktrace Save images on Pinterest
Number four in a serie of four. Walls of stacked blocks with a minimum of one block and a maximum of four blocks. The algorithm is used is Aldous-Broder.

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material: hardfoam | base: wooden board | height: 80 cm / 31,5 inch | width: 80 cm / 31,5 inch | depth: 4 cm / 1,6 inch | finished: 15-August-2021 | status: AVAILABLE 
Tetriminoes - 1 Save images on Pinterest
Tetris blocks in a square

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material: hardfoam | base: wooden board | height: 60 cm / 23,6 inch | width: 60 cm / 23,6 inch | depth: 3 cm / 1,2 inch | finished: 14-September-2021 | status: AVAILABLE 
Focus Fifty Five Save images on Pinterest
Number three in a serie of four. This work is built from segments for which segment algorithm is used the design a maze.

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material: hardfoam | base: wooden board | height: 80 cm / 31,5 inch | width: 80 cm / 31,5 inch | depth: 4 cm / 1,6 inch | finished: 10-July-2021 | status: AVAILABLE 
Bedroom Art Save images on Pinterest
Number two in a serie of four. For the structure, the braid algorithm is used.

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material: hardfoam | base: wooden board | height: 80 cm / 31,5 inch | width: 80 cm / 31,5 inch | depth: 4 cm / 1,6 inch | finished: 24-May-2021 | status: AVAILABLE 
Navigating for Noobs Save images on Pinterest

Number one in a serie of four. It's not obvious when looking at this maze, but it is unicursal, therefore it's a labyrinth.


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material: hardfoam | base: wooden board | height: 80 cm / 31,5 inch | width: 80 cm / 31,5 inch | depth: 4 cm / 1,6 inch | finished: 27-April-2021 | status: AVAILABLE 
Three Chills Save images on Pinterest
For this artwork, I started with a rough wooden board and built a relief with three focus points. This makes this different from a lot of my other works where I use just one focus point.
The roughness of the board is kept till the end result in the relief and in the paint.

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material: styrofoam | base: wooden board | height: 61 cm / 24 inch | width: 41 cm / 16,1 inch | depth: 3 cm / 1,2 inch | finished: 13-March-2021 | status: not available, on a wall in France 
Black Keys Save images on Pinterest

This artwork is based on a pattern generated on a webapp called 'Hurna exporer'. From this pattern I like the endings that consistently have two positions, which made me think of piano keys.


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material: styrofoam | base: wooden board | height: 60 cm / 23,6 inch | width: 60 cm / 23,6 inch | depth: 3 cm / 1,2 inch | finished: 12-February-2021 | status: not available, on a wall in France 
Obey the Algorithm Save images on Pinterest
'Obey the Algorithm' contains a rather shallow structure built up from thin strokes. The strokes are all two millimeter too short to fit the maze design. This resulted in a consequent inconvenience.

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material: hardfoam | base: wooden board | height: 60 cm / 23,6 inch | width: 40 cm / 15,7 inch | depth: 2 cm / 0,8 inch | finished: 21-January-2021 | status: not available, on a wall in Italy 
Volcano Save images on Pinterest

This artwork has a complex structure based on the 'braid' algorithm for generating mazes. The blocks are cut from a melted piece of styrodur.

Base colour is plain red. Lighter orange nuances are added in the middle. The edges are finished with mat varnish.


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material: hardfoam | base: wooden board | height: 90 cm / 35,4 inch | width: 90 cm / 35,4 inch | depth: 3,5 cm / 1,4 inch | finished: 30-December-2020 | status: not available, on a wall in The Netherlands 
Prim by Prim Save images on Pinterest
A new relief structure that resulted from applying two algorithms. For maze design, Prim's algorithm is followed. When glueing the overlaying styrodur strips, I applied an uncompromised order from the middle to the edges. This lead to an exciting structure as you can see on the photo's.

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material: hardfoam | base: wooden board | height: 60 cm / 23,6 inch | width: 40 cm / 15,7 inch | depth: 3 cm / 1,2 inch | finished: 17-November-2020 | status: not available, on a wall in France 
Verticality Save images on Pinterest
This time I wanted to try a new type of base board with 'double' edges. To get those edges, I glued two thin wooden boards together.

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material: hardfoam | base: wooden board | height: 60 cm / 23,6 inch | width: 40 cm / 15,7 inch | depth: 3 cm / 1,2 inch | finished: 17-October-2020 | status: not available, on a wall in France 
541 decisions Save images on Pinterest
Each block is a unique, individual part of each labyrinthz artwork. I decided to emphasize this to count them and use the number of blocks in the title. The relief is based on the Kruskal algorithm, the heights and the colornuances of the blocks are varying rhythmically.

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material: hardfoam | base: wooden board | height: 60 cm / 23,6 inch | width: 60 cm / 23,6 inch | depth: 3 cm / 1,2 inch | finished: 27-September-2020 | status: not available, on a wall in The Netherlands 
9 versus 5 Save images on Pinterest

This time I used the relief design of an artwork was creating in 2016. The oak wood of the artwork started to warp, so I did not finish it then. Now, the blocks are glued on okoumé ply wood, which is unlikely to warp.

The structure has a 5 mm height on the 'inside' and a 9 mm height around the 5 mm blocks. This results in a nice transition between 9 and 5.


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material: hardfoam | base: wooden board | height: 60 cm / 23,6 inch | width: 60 cm / 23,6 inch | depth: 3 cm / 1,2 inch | finished: 12-September-2020 | status: not available, on a wall in Italy 
Formicary Save images on Pinterest
This artwork is based on a 'formicary', which I found at the Koningshof parc, Overveen, Netherlands.
It took a while to complete this complex millimetrized maze, but now it's finished. You are probably wondering now: Formicary? What's that? Use Google

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material: hardfoam | base: wooden board | height: 60 cm / 23,6 inch | width: 60 cm / 23,6 inch | depth: 3 cm / 1,2 inch | finished: 18-August-2020 | status: not available, on a wall in France 
Blockchain 1917 Save images on Pinterest
This is 'Blockchain 1917'! The relief structure is based on the 'nested fractal' algorithm. This resulted in a chain of 8 x 3 = 24 connected blocks. The color scheme is inspired by art movement 'De Stijl'.

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material: hardfoam | base: wooden frame | height: 120 cm / 47,2 inch | width: 60 cm / 23,6 inch | depth: 3 cm / 1,2 inch | finished: 17-July-2020 | status: not available, on a wall in The Netherlands 
Behind bars Save images on Pinterest
A corona quarantine may not be compared to living in a prison, but it surely inspired me to create 'Behind bars'. Vertical bars, an easy way in and a complicated way out.

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material: hardfoam | base: wooden board | height: 60 cm / 23,6 inch | width: 60 cm / 23,6 inch | depth: 3 cm / 1,2 inch | finished: 01-June-2020 | status: not available, on a wall in Italy 
se7en Save images on Pinterest
Simplicity called 'se7en'. An almost black artwork with a shiny structure. Towards the edge a plain chalky surface. The relief is build up from 7 x 7 segments with 7 millimeter thick walls.

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material: hardfoam | base: wooden board | height: 60 cm / 23,6 inch | width: 60 cm / 23,6 inch | depth: 3 cm / 1,2 inch | finished: 16-May-2020 | status: not available, on a wall in France 
Break-even Save images on Pinterest

This artwork is going back to the white tradition. It contains interesting subtle brushstrokes white nuances. Unfortunately this is very hard to see in these photo's. This is the difference in seeing an artwork on a computerscreen and seeing it for reaal! I hope you enjoy it anyway. . . It's called Break-even.

The maze structure is created from blocks that all have even sizes (2, 4, 6, etc cm). It follows the 'perfect' algorithm for generating mazes.


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material: hardfoam | base: wooden board | height: 60 cm / 23,6 inch | width: 60 cm / 23,6 inch | depth: 3 cm / 1,2 inch | finished: 24-April-2020 | status: not available, on a wall in Belgium 
Kruskalicious Save images on Pinterest
This artwork looks Kruskalicious! It is a complex maze, following Kruskal's algorithm for generating mazes.

Obviously, I called it 'Kruskalicious'. Maybe you can solve this giant puzzle?

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material: hardfoam | base: wooden board | height: 110 cm / 43,3 inch | width: 110 cm / 43,3 inch | depth: 5 cm / 2 inch | finished: 10-April-2020 | status: not available, on a wall in The United Kingdom 
Curvatures Save images on Pinterest
Thin eight millimeter strips are stacked where they meet. In the middle of the board, the strips are a bit thicker than on the sides. These strips are glued with weights on them, which caused them to bend. I called it 'Curvatures'.

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material: hardfoam | base: wooden board | height: 90 cm / 35,4 inch | width: 90 cm / 35,4 inch | depth: 4 cm / 1,6 inch | finished: 14-March-2020 | status: not available, on a wall in Luxembourg 
Z below Zero Save images on Pinterest
People tend to say 'Art doesn't have to match the couch'. I Totally agree, but this time, I am afraid I made the ultimate couchmatcher. Guilty, but I like it. It is called 'Z below Zero'.

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material: hardfoam | base: wooden board | height: 90 cm / 35,4 inch | width: 90 cm / 35,4 inch | depth: 3 cm / 1,2 inch | finished: 08-February-2020 | status: not available, on a wall in The Netherlands 
Working 3 to 5 Save images on Pinterest
Working 3 to 5! Now, the thickness of the walls had to vary from three to five millimeter. This turned the sculpture into a puzzle where still I wanted to connect the walls smoothly.

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material: hardfoam | base: wooden board | height: 60 cm / 23,6 inch | width: 60 cm / 23,6 inch | depth: 3 cm / 1,2 inch | finished: 14-December-2019 | status: not available, on a wall in France 
Sloppy Consequent Save images on Pinterest
Seemingly careless connected blocks and cracks in the paint. If this sloppyness is visible in a proportional and balanced way, the artwork as a whole can still look surprisingly good

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material: hardfoam | base: wooden board | height: 60 cm / 23,6 inch | width: 60 cm / 23,6 inch | depth: 3 cm / 1,2 inch | finished: 09-November-2019 | status: not available, on a wall in The Netherlands 
ZigZag Save images on Pinterest

A maze with a path that goes right-left-right-left etc. This time I thought it would nice to reveil the solution in it.


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material: hardfoam | base: wooden frame | height: 60 cm / 23,6 inch | width: 60 cm / 23,6 inch | depth: 2 cm / 0,8 inch | finished: 12-October-2019 | status: not available, on a wall in Suisse 
Bridges 'n' Edges Save images on Pinterest
This is a relief with an inverted maze, built from small pieces of hardfoam (see my previous post). It took a while to finish, multiple heathwaves and illness took weeks of delay.

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material: hardfoam | base: wooden board | height: 120 cm / 47,2 inch | width: 60 cm / 23,6 inch | depth: 3 cm / 1,2 inch | finished: 08-September-2019 | status: not available, on a wall in Italy 
One way and no other Save images on Pinterest
This work is called 'One way and no other'. It's a unicursal maze, technically, a labyrinth because there is only one way to walk through it. I painted this with soft silky lime nuances which is unfortunately hard to capture exactly the right way on the photo's. Anyway, just like all art you gotta see it for real, not just on a screen!

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material: hardfoam | base: wooden board | height: 90 cm / 35,4 inch | width: 90 cm / 35,4 inch | depth: 3 cm / 1,2 inch | finished: 14-July-2019 | status: not available, on a wall in Portugal 
The Algorhythm Save images on Pinterest
This time I applied the algorithm 'binary tree' for generating mazes. This resulted in a maze that starts in one corner and flows out to the other corners. After a 45 degree rotation, the maze starts at the bottom and grows rhythmic to the top (like a tree!). I named this artwork 'The Algorhythm'.

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material: hardfoam | base: wooden board | height: 90 cm / 35,4 inch | width: 90 cm / 35,4 inch | depth: 3 cm / 1,2 inch | finished: 10-June-2019 | status: AVAILABLE 
Algorithms colliding Save images on Pinterest
This time an experiment with a maze on a round board. The rough maze structure is cut from one melted/burned piece of hardfoam. Finally, loads of chalkpaint is dropped on the structure, which results in nice cracks after drying in the sun!

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material: hardfoam | base: round wooden board | height: 70 cm / 27,6 inch | width: 70 cm / 27,6 inch | depth: 3 cm / 1,2 inch | finished: 11-May-2019 | status: AVAILABLE 
The Finest Algorithm Save images on Pinterest
This time an experiment with a maze on a round board. The rough maze structure is cut from one melted/burned piece of hardfoam. Finally, loads of chalkpaint is dropped on the structure, which results in nice cracks after drying in the sun!

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material: hardfoam | base: wooden board | height: 60 cm / 23,6 inch | width: 60 cm / 23,6 inch | depth: 2 cm / 0,8 inch | finished: 14-April-2019 | status: not available, on a wall in Italy 
Ant Trap Save images on Pinterest
For 'Ant trap', I used a new tool to create structure in the hardfoam: A hot air blower!

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material: hardfoam | base: wooden board | height: 90 cm / 35,4 inch | width: 90 cm / 35,4 inch | depth: 3 cm / 1,2 inch | finished: 23-March-2019 | status: not available, on a wall in The Netherlands 
Tegami Zu Save images on Pinterest
Tegami Zu! As a smart Instagram addict you can probably easily guess what this artwork is about. Just watch the photo's!

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material: hardfoam | base: wooden board | height: 90 cm / 35,4 inch | width: 90 cm / 35,4 inch | depth: 3 cm / 1,2 inch | finished: 19-January-2019 | status: not available, on a wall in The Netherlands 
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