In the garden of the Sint Jan’s Church in Schiedam (NL) three rosebeds are situated in a field of white pebble-stones. By adding a fourth bed – filled with (partially red painted) bark and slate chippings – I created a work that refers to a.o. the skin of Liduina (bark), her suffering and virginity (white cross of pebble-stones), her salvation (blossoming red rozes), open wounds, stigmata and love.
The installation ‘Liduina in the rose garden / Liduina’s skin’ is inspired by the great suffering of St. Liduina (patron saint of the long-term ill) and by her unconditional love for God and her fellow human beings.
This work is made in commission of the Schiedam Art Centre as part of the St. Liduina year.
Realization of ‘Liduina in the rose garden’