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Array ( [0] => Array ( [post_id] => 1559 [post_author] => 1 [post_name] => memorable-vegetable [post_title] => MEMORABLE VEGETABLE [post_content] => With the sculpture Memorable Vegetable Hans Mes refers to silenced growth bringing up memories. Pausing while everything around you is growing is an almost virtual and irrational idea. [post_excerpt] => 2012 [post_date] => 2012-12-15 00:00:00 [post_modified] => 2012-12-15 19:35:27 [post_status] => publish [post_type] => portfolio [post_parent] => 0 [post_revised_from] => 0 [post_order] => 14 ) [1] => Array ( [post_id] => 1557 [post_author] => 1 [post_name] => stadspaden [post_title] => STADSPADEN [post_content] => The sculpture StadSpaden literally and symbolically digs into the history of the Stadskanaal community, which finds its origins in the digging of the canal. Two big black metallic colored spades each 8 meters high are stuck into the banks: Both on the sides of a stairs leading to the canal’s promenade. By their size and oblique position they mark the entrance to Stadskanaal from a distance as an entrance to the centre of Stadskanaal. From here a path for towing ships next to the canal once led to the city of Groningen. But, where at those times the ships heavily loaded with peat were towed to town, a raising number of tourists with pleasure boats now uses this waterway to visit Stadskanaal and people seek rest and relaxation at the waterfront. On the blade of each spade a verse of a poem by Hans Mes has been welded. In that way the sculpture tells the story about the digging of the canal, the ship towing path and their meaning to Stadskanaal. But the poem also emphasizes the feelings on coming home. Also in such a sense the artwork functions as an entrance to the identity and present times, which evolved from a past which was built on lots of heavy work. The impressive size and measurements underline this in a monumental way. [post_excerpt] => 2012 [post_date] => 2012-12-15 00:00:00 [post_modified] => 2012-12-15 00:00:00 [post_status] => publish [post_type] => portfolio [post_parent] => 0 [post_revised_from] => 0 [post_order] => 13 ) [2] => Array ( [post_id] => 1556 [post_author] => 1 [post_name] => the-workers-thrones [post_title] => THE WORKERS THRONES [post_content] => The sculpture The Worker’s Thrones shows three wheelbarrows that are placed upright around a pile of peat. In the Stadskanaal community these wheelbarrows were used in the peat winning to carry freshly dug pieces of peat to a place to dry them. A man picked the peat with a special fork to put it on the wheelbarrow. Then another man changed a full wheelbarrow for an empty one and carried his load with 12 or 16 pieces of peat to the place to dry them in a row pile. By capsizing the wheelbarrow who had no sidebars aside all pieces of peat landed in the right place and direction on the ground for drying. The sculpture’s pile of peat refers to that. In the positioning of the artwork the wheelbarrows are put up, to let them form thrones. This positioning aims to honor all those people that worked in the ancient peat winning thus creating the birth of the community of Stadskanaal. At the same time the artwork has an immediate appeal to children and water recreants, who can climb and sit on it. By its historical context this monumental artwork shows a pleasant character containing an impressive background story. [post_excerpt] => 2012 [post_date] => 2012-12-15 00:00:00 [post_modified] => 2014-12-13 13:31:07 [post_status] => publish [post_type] => portfolio [post_parent] => 0 [post_revised_from] => 0 [post_order] => 12 ) [3] => Array ( [post_id] => 1159 [post_author] => 1 [post_name] => a-roundabout-us-2 [post_title] => A ROUNDABOUT US [post_content] => The theme of this artwork for Philips Consumer Lifestyle, “We will make the difference”, was evaluated with various employees to gather their views. It lead me to an interactive cloud of thought, showing inspiring innovation and six decades of success. The sculpture shows a 3 dimensional sketched cloud holding three icons, all made from steel. The cloud symbolizes both the development of ideas by Philips to anticipate on market trends and the consumers wish to enrich their lifestyle. The spatial lines of this cloud have random welded elements of different shapes to suggest drawn lines. The cloud roughly points into three directions that each carry an icon: An eye looking into the future of research and development, the three shaver heads as being made now and a portrait of Dr. Alexandre Horowitz, inventor of the rotating shaving principle. All three icons have inbuilt led lights in an affiliated color setting to each other. Their colors slowly change coherently. The most dominant icon display is the iris of an eye. The shaver heads shows activity by rotating their color through the three razor heads. The portrait of Horowitz has colored outlines to emphasize stylish class and keep the recognition of the face intact during the nightly hours. The eye, the portrait and the shaver heads have double sided displays to obtain overall visibility. All icons are positioned in a way that will lend a fascinating view from all directions, especially to the through traffic. [post_excerpt] => 2011 [post_date] => 2011-04-07 00:00:00 [post_modified] => 2017-02-28 00:01:38 [post_status] => publish [post_type] => portfolio [post_parent] => 0 [post_revised_from] => 0 [post_order] => 11 ) [4] => Array ( [post_id] => 1186 [post_author] => 1 [post_name] => connection-2 [post_title] => CONNECTION [post_content] => The President of Oschatz, Mr.Dr.Ing. H-J Schrag, asked Hans Mes to design this more than 10 meter high steel sculpture for the new production plant of Oschatz Enerji A.S. He wanted the sculptor to show how the German and Turkish culture cooperate to reach the outstanding high-tech solutions and products that are made here which shape the Oschatz profile on the world market. About this theme Hans Mes first consulted the Oschatz employees at his visit to their old production plant, just to make clear what their view on this theme could be. They brought him a lot of insights and impressions related to their cooperation, personal experience, backgrounds, growth and the company’s success. That brought him to the conclusion that the employees look at their company’s culture as a kind of a jam session in music, unifying and inspiring. From this close harmony performance communication developed itself to a learning curve, not just in a personal one, but also for Oschatz as a business. Cooperation leads to new views, innovative solutions and developments. Hans Mes created a design which combines various elements in one concept. The sculpture shows a violin and a baglama, a European and a Turkish musical instrument. Both instruments symbolize the teamwork between two cultures, the Turkish and the German culture. Together they create the sound harmony at work. In their composition both instruments embody the connection, the joint between Asia and Europe. Their resonance boxes are built of the typical Oschatz tube surface to express that the workplace at Oschatz Turkey is the place to be where teamwork brings excellent performance. The musical instruments from both cultures are supported by two twinge keys holding a nut. They form the bearing elements for the violin and the baglama. As a visual expression of preciseness and a collective hands on they embody the technical team spirit shared by both Turkey and Germany, where data, solutions, achievements and logistics get together precisely. These connected tools symbolize the necessary teamwork in every project of Oschatz. At their base the tools and musical instruments are connected to the Oschatz logo. Which means that Oschatz as a company initiates both personal and business quality. On top the twinge keys and musical instruments are joined by star and moon. The star at the highest twinge key is the symbol of excellence. Combined with the moon both music play and performance are unified to form the Turkish national flag as a proud sign of honor of this Turkish production plant: The connection of culture and technique. [post_excerpt] => 2011 [post_date] => 2011-06-19 00:00:00 [post_modified] => 2015-04-20 14:57:19 [post_status] => publish [post_type] => portfolio [post_parent] => 0 [post_revised_from] => 0 [post_order] => 10 ) )
       

MEMORABLE VEGETABLE

2012

SCULPTOR'S ATELIER, HOLLAND

 

STADSPADEN

2012

STADSKANAAL, HOLLAND

 

THE WORKERS THRONES

2012

STADSKANAAL, HOLLAND

 

A ROUNDABOUT US

2011

PHILIPS, DRACHTEN, HOLLAND

 

CONNECTION

2011

OSCHATZ ENERJI A.S., IZMIT, TURKEY