a good sheperd

Design for a memorial to the 763 victims of the bombing of Nijmegen on February 22 1944, in particular the 24 children and eight sisters of the St. Louis Institute who was killed at this place.

A herd of bronze sheep scattered loose between City Hall and Marikenstraat place. They are scupltures to sit on, to touch. From the town hall a tableau showing the good shepherd watches the herd. The design was then rejected because of the fact that the configuration on the mantle of the shepherd would be "too Catholic."

Drost preferres to make his design sketches full size. He made the sheep of Styrofoam and spread the form with wax. These sketch sculptures he showed at Gallery De nieuewe Gang in Beuningen. The Good Shepherd was made of wood and stood in the midst of his sheep.

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Bart Drost

free artist

Graafseweg 183a
6531ZR Nijmegen
The Netherlands