Height on pedestal
To be seen
At the entrance of old people’s home De Benring in Voorst.
There is a sketch plan of this sculpture (height 30 cm).
My first major commission was to construct a sculpture for the old people’s home De Benring in Voorst. Trying to concentrate on the subject I moulded this elderly couple as a preliminary study. I made the woman look away behind her husband’s back, so that a certain amount of space was created in the image as a whole. I did not want her to adopt a pose, but catch her in an act that I have often witnessed among people. “Not bad”, said sculptor Pieter d’Hont when he saw it at the foundry.”But never place a sculpture like this near an old people’s home”. D’Hont claimed that old people do not like being caught in their oldness.