The performance 'the sea,the boys and me' that Bart Drost performed as part of this exhibition was the basis for the final exam work in 'salt, sand, sea'. He rolled out a cotton cloth, painted with light blue waves. Around it he placed youth portraits of himself. There are 2 football boys hanging on the wall, in line sawn out of plywood. Both figures are placed on the canvas.
Drost smears himself with yellow paint and then, with his bare body, creeps in wave motion on the canvas.
The boys' silhouettes are placed on the canvas. The whole is sprayed with black acrylic paint.
With this performance he declares himself "one of them" and from that moment the boys make their appearance in his work and he resolves to get the boys out of the sordid environment of the sex industry and to pay them tribute through the arts.