zweelo / by Will Elworthy

At the beginning of the summer i went to a small village in holland called Zweeloo to be part of the team fabricating an art instillation destined for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. the structure will stand either side of a canal that runs through the park, info here: http://queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk/~/media/qeop/files/public/lldc_artculturestrategy_webhigh.pdf

The frame which ill stand nine meters tall once installed was designed by an art collective called observitorium who do really cool large scale projects. 

the fabricators were a father and son team Jan and Jelle -Jan Kroes who are traditional oak frame builders making amazing oak barns in the countryside of Holland. The place was amazing, beautiful countryside, the friendliest people, they even had their own saw mill.

 

ill post more once the structure is put up in the park.

 

 

 

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 I also got to hang out with a traditional clog (klompen) maker. people actually wear these i saw a guy operating a JCB wearing a pair they're stylish and practical.

I also got to hang out with a traditional clog (klompen) maker. people actually wear these i saw a guy operating a JCB wearing a pair they're stylish and practical.