Bas-relief in salvaged wood, 189 x 104 x 14 cm
(collection of Charles Kitchings, Los Angeles, CA)
Bulwark 1. A wall or embankment raised as a defensive fortification; a rampart. 2. Something serving as a defense or safeguard: ‘We have seen the necessity of the Union, as our bulwark against foreign danger’ (James Madison). 3. A breakwater. 4. The part of a ship’s side that is above the upper deck. [Middle English bulwerk, from Middle Dutch bolwerk, from Middle High German bolwerc: bole, plank; see bhel-2 in Indo-European roots + werc, work (from Old High German; see werg- in Indo-European roots).]
A man scavenges the streets of Rotterdam, picking up old doors and boards; materials considered worthless by others. He turns them into beautiful and spectacular works of art in his workshop, celebrating the inventiveness and perseverance of humanity as well as its frailty and failures. Welcome to the portfolio of Ron van der Ende. Just click the images. Any work is only two steps away.