Climate Madonna – 2018

Commissioned byDominicanen Klooster, Zwolle Location: Dominicanen Klooster, Zwolle

Saturday, March 24, 2018, Climate Madonna was unveiled in the Dominican Monastery, Zwolle and she is accompanied by the Friars, Lay Friars, Pastor, Dominicans, musicians, torch bearers, donkeys and audience in procession to the Grote Kerkplein, Zwolle for Earth hour 2018.

This evening she is the symbol for the climate problem and the plastic surplus in the world! For some people a statue of the Virgin Mary made of plastic, for others a primeval mother, or Gaia.

The Climate Madonna is made entirely of waste (apart from her metal skeleton, hands and face) I worked on the Madonna for a number of months and in that same period, a number of workshops and lectures took place, in the monastery and at primary schools.

The commission was granted by Kirsten Notten, for the Dominican Monastery, Assendorp, Zwolle. The aim of the commission was to create an iconic primeval mother (Maria Gaia) who would serve as a unifying symbol for climate change and the waste issue during Earth Hour. And afterwards, to draw the attention of everyone who sees her.

Special Thanx to:  Kirsten Notten, the Dominicans.  broeders, lay friars , Ontwerp fabriek Cibap, Ellen Bosman, Ewoud Verselst, stagiares Damien Eektimmerman en Freek Pruntel, vollunteers: Janus Hursepuny , Erik van Scheijndel (x), Rodrigo MaoriYvonne Nauw, alle vrijwilligers, Kloosterbende, bs Wilgenburgbs de Wingerd.