paradise of surrender / by annabelle schatteman sculptor

This weekend was the opening of the `paradise of surrender` in Texel. During the month of June, Den Hoorn, a picturesque little village in Texel, hosts a range of art manifestations. `paradise of surrender` is part of the visual arts route, that is a bit based on the `Chambre d`amis` idea that once originated in Ghent. It took hours to set up the installation because of the darkening of the room, but the result is satisfying and from what I heard so far, `paradise of surrender` is well received by the audience.

Still….something was missing, something that is inextricably connected with `paradise of surrender` and makes the installation complete: `the story of the beach and the ocean`, a story that I wrote a 5 years ago, after making a sand sculpture on the beach. The story was a turning point in my life and the source of `paradise of surrender`.

So yesterday I went back to Texel and made the installation complete, and it is.

 paradise of surrender installation in Klifhanger 2014 

paradise of surrender installation in Klifhanger 2014