sanctuary zeewolde

work number:
executed: 1999/2000-2001
classification: projects
object/work type: sanctuary
technique/material: earth, brick, steel, gold leaf, briar rose bushes (rosa canina)
in Zeewolde, herman de vries created a sanctuarium in the context of the temporary art project 'ARTificial NATURAL NETWORKS' (2000-2001). It is a piece of land that is surrounded by a bank of earth planted with rosebushes, which no-one can enter anymore. The term 'sanctuary' refers both to a shrine and to a nature reserve. For herman de vries, this sanctuarium (1999-2001) should be a space that is both protected and respected.
dimensions: (45 ×) × cm
signature and inscriptions: []
current location: Zeewolde
collecting history:
related works:
photo/scan: Trudy van Riemsdijk-Zandee/Museum De Paviljoens, Almere
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
exhibition history
2001 'herman de vries. les choses mêmes', Cairn Galerie, Digne-les-Bains
published references
monograph Cees de Boer, 'alles is altijd overal, of : de wind is een groot reiziger', in Trudy van Riemsdijk-Zandee (red.), Kunstmatige natuurlijke netwerken. 11 projecten op het web, in het bos, langs de dijk, in het water en in het dorp Zeewolde (De Verbeelding : Zeewolde 2001) 8 pages (ill.); also English edition.
monograph Annick Kleizen, 'herman de vries, sanctuarium (1999-2001)' (2007) [online available at <> accessed May 1, 2016].