specimen

Black Ark [2014]

Bas-relief in salvaged wood, engraved 310 x 105 x 16 cm

Black Ark fuses worlds that are far apart. The shape of the work is based on a boulder from the D20 'hunebed' (dolmen) in Drenthe, NL. The wood covering Black Ark has black paint over a green base. It is engraved with copies of contemporary shamanic drawings by Lee Perry at his Black Ark studio in Jamaica.
(source for the Lee Perry drawings: afflictedyard.com/scratchark)

At the 20th anniversary of his choice to solely create his sculptures from found wood, Ron van der Ende focuses on the fundamental elements of his work in a series of seemingly simple shapes. The Bare Bones show at Ron Mandos in Amsterdam presents an overview of specimens that are abstracted and deconstructed, touching the core of his oeuvre.