1992 Zoerselhof

Private collection, Zoersel, Belgium

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“Last year in a private estate in Belgian Zoersel he constructed a wooden fence, apparently just a practical object . But it fences in nothing; it simply marks a spot in the middle of a cultivated birch wood. The minimal fence reflects the rhythm of the rows of trees while its colour corresponds to that of the forest floor. “My work is intended to pose, at first sight, as an everyday thing amidst other things”, says Doorenweerd: “People who come up against my fence potter around it, in astonishment. The deer just leap past it on both sides but, still, it belongs exactly to the spot for which it was made.” In its proportions the fence echoes the distance between the trees, still characterised by the symmetrical planting popular at the turn of the century. It emphasises those very features that make the identity and unusual quality of this little wood not only visible, but above all, physically perceptible.” (Wilma van Asseldonk, folder from Museum De Pont - Jeroen Doorenweerd’s Garden)