That the realization of an art project - which at first glance is easy to carry out - requires a long breath, shows the email exchange between Bart Drost and the Van Steen and Nature Foundation below. The mail exchange started on 6 February 2015 and continues until now. Parts of the text in italics are the Foundation's answers. Names of those involved are not important here.
as a resident of Nijmegen, I regularly do my hike in the Ooypolder.
as a visual artist, I benefit from a certain order and regularity.
Of course I did not miss the old transformer house on the Hezelstraat.
How sad it was to see it collapsed. How pleased I am that it became refurbished.
Nevertheless now slowly but surely it is deteriorating again.
During the years that I walk through the polder on a weekly basis, a lot of thoughts go through my mind.
More than once those ideas and thoughts result in an art project
I write this e-mail with a request: I would like to use a season long (maybe even four seasons) the transformer house on the Hezelstraat as a drawing room. I imagine that I have a table and a chair up there and several days a week I walk there to work for around 1 hour with paper and pencil
I would like to exchange ideas with the foundation about this idea.
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