Simon Oosterhuis

Wildchild (Wildebras)
2019
Found objects
165 x 13 x 6 cm
Leeghoofd
2019
Found objects
86 x 11 x 9 cm
Fez
2019
Found objects
44 x 5 x 5 cm
Dikkopje
2019
Found objects
9 x 2 x 2 cm
Roodjurkje
2019
Found objects
74 x 12 cm

I create sculptures by assembling everyday objects. I give these a new meaning by attaching a title and an accompanying poem. For example: a broom standing in a little red boot is titled ‘Wildchild’ (‘Wildebras’) a one-legged girl with a wild bunch of hair.

She is fighting with the boys on the playground. Fists are flying, angry cries ring through the air. Courageous as a lioness she protects her lunchbox. In it are carrots, pinecones, and also a golden vial containing a pink fluid. Her teacher gave it to her as a present: “One drop a day will make you hair hard and stiff as a helmet, to protect the soft stuff inside your skull.” This man now hears her shouting for help. He casts a glance out of the window at her attackers. It is enough. Charred remains are scattered by the breeze.

These poems are always presented together with the work.

www.simonoosterhuis.nl
Wildchild (Wildebras)
2019
Found objects
165 x 13 x 6 cm
Leeghoofd
2019
Found objects
86 x 11 x 9 cm
Fez
2019
Found objects
44 x 5 x 5 cm
Dikkopje
2019
Found objects
9 x 2 x 2 cm
Roodjurkje
2019
Found objects
74 x 12 cm