Marjolijn Weeda sculptures and Industrial Design
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sandsculpture Roermond 2010 3
sandsculpture Noordwijk 2009
sandsculpture Roermond 2010 1
sandsculpture Jesolo 2010
sandsculpture GranCanaria 2009
sandsculpture Rorschach 2008
sandsculpture China Zhoushan 2008 01
sandsculpture Witten 2008 01
sandsculpture Texel 2009 01
sandsculpture Roermond 2010 2
sandsculpture Donghea 2009 01
sandsculpture Madrid 2007
sandsculpture Terherne 2009
sandsculpture China Zhoushan 03
sandsculpture texel 2009 02
sandsculpture  travemuende 2006
sandsculpture Roermond 2010 4
Solltau 2006 sandsculpture
Donghea south korea 2009 sandsculpture
Noordwijk 2008 sandsculpture
China Zhoushan 02 sandsculpture
sandsculpture Noordwijk 2010
sandsculpture rugen 2010 1
st peter an der au 2007 sandsculpture
witten 2008 02 sandsculpture
sandsculpture Roermond 2010 5
travemuende 2003 sandsculpture
sandsculpure rugen 2010 2
haifa israel 2005 sandsculpture
Sandsculpture roermond lifecycle frogs

Roermond (The Netherlands), 2010.

Overview of the left part of the waterlife scene (the lifecycle of frogs) Marlies Bielderman and me created for the Dutch Sandsculpture Festival in Roermond, The Netherlands. The left side of this picture shows the start of the sculpting process, the right part is the finished piece.

We made a sculpture about the flora and fauna in and around ponds and canals in The Netherlands. To be able to sculpt both big animals as swans and small animals and plants as tadpoles and "herderstasje", we based our sculpture on the old Dutch Schoolpictures. These pictures show schoolkids the life in, for instance, ponds, in a very distinctive way: the big animals fit the scale of the picture, but the small animals are enlarged in the picture in circles. All animals and plants are numbered, with their names mentioned at the sides of the picture. The Dutch Schoolpictures made it possible for us to create a nearly educational scene that contained as much typical pond flora and fauna as possible, in a very Dutch setting as well!

For more information about the festival, please check: Het Nederlands Zandsculptuurfestival 2010

Artistic director of the "Love for Life" festival: Anique Kuizenga