The unique life work of the artist Nic Jonk
The Nic Jonk Museum and Sculpture Garden in the village of Grootschermer, North Holland was opened by the artist Nic Jonk in 1965. 50 years later, it has expanded into a unique art scene where art and nature go hand in hand in an unparalleled manner.
Zeger Jonk (57) en Annelies Jonk-Brouwer (50) beheren samen Museum en Beeldentuin Nic Jonk. Zeger doet het management, beheer en behoud, de rondleidingen en verkoop van kunst. Zijn vrouw Annelies organiseert de evenementen, onderhoudt de website en verzorgt de communicatie naar buiten.
Kees Box – Portrait of a driven amateur
Kees Box is a person who literally knows all the embankments, revetments–in fact the entire polder–like the back of his hand.
When he was only eleven, an uncle exposed him for the first time to splinters. His uncle used to dig holes now and then and had already managed to dig up quite a few nice items.
I make my sculptures for everyone. Everyone can relate to my sculptures because they say something about me. When people understand my sculptures, they feel the soul that I have put in them. I hope that this feeling makes them happy.
A blind boy felt my sculptures in the sculpture garden and told that he feels the soul.
Every time that Nic Jonk called me to ask whether I wanted to come over to talk about making a screen print, I drove to Grootschermer in high spirits. In my memory, the sky was clear blue and both the birds and I sang cheerfully.
It was a treat, also while printing, when I pressed a cheerful colour through the non-covered parts of the mesh that was stretched over the frame.