de tovenaar ben je zelf

In 1992, Bart Drost is approached by the Juliana Children's Hospital in The Hague. The department was modernised and 'there was art needed'. Opportunity to the access precisely were the installations that Drost at that time had carried out in the Church of Persingen. The command was open: Drost could let run free his fantasies and thoughts. Result was a design of 1 on 1 format, with the leitmotiv that 'finally everyone himself determines what he wants to show'. The Commission was enthusiastic. But how organize the necessary pecunia (sat costs especially in a woollen handtufted rug 30 x 1,20 meters)? The initiators of the hospital were true artists and through original initiatives-there were square meters of carpet design for sale- they were able to finally collected the necessary funds. If salient detail may be mentioned the fact that the Interior Architects categorically refused to apply the color red in the renewal of the children's ward ...

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Bart Drost

free artist

Graafseweg 183a
6531ZR Nijmegen
The Netherlands