Monument to Cors Bloot (2006) Henk Visch
The artwork consists of a roof, which is partly above the bastion and partly above the water. The pointed roof is painted blue at the bottom and is supported by 8 iron stands. The whole is also made of black enamelled metal and very durable. There is a sphere on either side of the roof ridge. A plaque is attached to the inner wall of the so-called bastion with a short text and the words “Monument to Cors Bloot”. The work is a tribute to Cors Bloot (1921 -1995), who played an important role in the public housing in Hoogvliet. The work was funded by a housing cooperative.
Henk Visch's work (Eindhoven, 1950) is versatile and consists of drawings, graphics, abstract constructions and figurative sculptures. Visch makes massive wood sculptures, but also delicate structures, stylized human figures and humorous assemblies from the most diverse materials. Visch often combines language with image and adds poetic texts. Properties such as balance and balance, vulnerability and transience play an important role in Visch's sculpture.