Cigar Box Art, Sculptures and Installations (prices excl:S/H)

In the Conceptual Art-form: Cigar Box Art and small installations I create sceneries or compositions that could invite the viewer to create his own stoty.

Some of them are supposed to be funny, others have a philosophical message and some are combinations thereof. This format allows the viewer to take the box in his hands and look at it from different perspectives. Sculptures, Installations and Cigar box art is an expression form in the tradition of Conceptual Art developed at the end of the 1960s.Conceptual art is characterized by the use of unconventiual materials and style forms and exploring the frontiers of what can still be called art.

I have found the materials used in Installations, Sculptures and 'Cigar Box Art' at thrift stores at garage sales etc. and from my own obsessive habit to keep everything........you may never know......

Key figures in this art movements are from Holland: Jan Dibbets and Ger van Elk (passed away August 18, 2014) and for Italy Alberto Burri, Lucio Fontana, Emilio Prini and Gilberto Zorio. From France, Switzerland and Belgium: Tinguely, Marcel Duchamp and Yves Klein from the USA: Robert Rauschenberg, Calder, Oldenburg and Sol leWitt, and many many more.

Untitled New Work 2018
Laurie, the Medicin Man and  Magician
Detail,   Laurie  the Magician
Detail,  Laurie the Magician
Ice Fun (IJspret)
+40F
Untitled
Untitled  DETAIL
Composition - XIV
The Wings of Galadriel (Lady of the Light - Tolkien)
"...where ever you go...GO WORRY FREE....'
The Cave Man
Composition - XX
The Brain Puzzle
Composition - XVIII ( new work 07-2017)
Composition - XXXIV
Cutting Edge; Back View
Cutting Edge: Front View
'Mondrill', monstrous descendant of Mandrill
Composition - XII
The Birdman  SOLD
The Witch Doctor
The Owlman
Unpaired Electrons (Installation)
Civil War - Remembered.
The Scream (dedicated to Edvard Munch
Phoenix-the mythological fire bird-
Discotheque Robotica
Searching for his Soul (a Tribute to David Bowie)
Ballad for an Iron Lady
Street-Juggler (SOLD)
SUBSTITUTION
SUBSTITUTION
Defying gravity
Still Life with Tools
The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11)
J.S.Bach, genius
Ol' King WRENCH has passed away, He lays on his tomb every night and day.
The Mind of the Meditator-2
Still Life; Fragile Coexistence
The Death and the Maiden (after Franz Schubert famous piano/song music)
The Suppression of the Middle Class
The Quantum Computer    (SOLD)
Gold Finger: Downtown Dubai
Gold Finger: Downtown Dubai
Time Travellers (Back to the Future)
Schooltrip to Mordor (Land of Shadow)   (SOLDSOLD)
RoboCockroach-1
RoboCockroach-2
Tribute to Mondrian
Professor Sickbock's Gas Station
Mystery Tool
Schrodinger's Cat-1
Schrodinger's Cat-2  Alive!!
Crossing Pigs the Next 6 Miles
Lost in Translation
Lost in Translation
From the Blue Mountains to the Black Sea
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Untitled New Work 2018

Untitled New Work 2018

wood pieces previously painted with acrylic paint cement and silver sand. Decorated with small items. Mounted on piece of barn wood.

8"H x 10"W x 2"D

$250 , original art work. (2018)

Laurie, the Medicin Man and  Magician

Laurie, the Medicin Man and Magician

Sculpture, wood, iron wire, alarm bells, wine tap, transformer, paint, fork and non-specified things.
Made in October 2018

60"H x 20"W x 5"D

$1000 , excl. s/h

Detail,   Laurie  the Magician

Detail, Laurie the Magician

Detail,  Laurie the Magician

Detail, Laurie the Magician

Ice Fun (IJspret)

Ice Fun (IJspret)

Wood pedestal, paint and model shoe and old ice skate. An assemblage. 2018.

8"H x 17"W x 6"D

$400 , excl.s/h. Original art work

+40F

+40F

Installation. Follow-up with the 2nd antique skate.
with: 200-years old skate, shoe expander, chain, flower, nails and paint. Fish is an item in sport fishing. 2018.

8"H x 17"W x 6"D

$500 , excl s/h

Untitled

Untitled

On a barn door with lock a painted (arylic) horse bog shoe.

3.5'H x 2'W x 0.2'D

$800 original

Untitled  DETAIL

Untitled DETAIL

Composition - XIV

Composition - XIV

Within a shadow-frame with passe-partout a variety of non-related items. which invite you to tell your own story.

17"H x 14"W x 1.5"D

$350 , original art work.

The Wings of Galadriel (Lady of the Light - Tolkien)

The Wings of Galadriel (Lady of the Light - Tolkien)

Different wood species on wood and Acrylic Paint an Varnish. June 2018.

14"H x 11"W x 12"D

$200 , original art work.

"...where ever you go...GO WORRY FREE....'

"...where ever you go...GO WORRY FREE....'

Installation on barn wood.

16"H x 32"W x 1"D

$750 original excl.S/H

The Cave Man

The Cave Man

Tree stump with nails, chain, paint and pleasure.

24"H x 5"W

$350 , excl. s/h. Original Art work

Composition - XX

Composition - XX

An old shadow box frame, restored with a wooden support protruding 1" out of the box bottom. With wood pieces, thermometer, tiny box and text.

17"H x 20"W x 1.5"D

$350 , original art work.

The Brain Puzzle

The Brain Puzzle

Installation on Wood. Antique objects , wood pieces and paint. Art work elevated from the background.

12"H x 15"W x 1.2"D

$300 original excl.S/H. Temporarly not for sale

Composition - XVIII ( new work 07-2017)

Composition - XVIII ( new work 07-2017)

Collage with pieces of wood on wooden support in a frame.

15"H x 12"W x 0.5"D

$300 original excl.S/H.

Composition - XXXIV

Composition - XXXIV

On wood: acrylic paint and oak wood pieces.
Art work elevated from the background.

15"H x 12"W x 1.2"D

$175 , excl.S/H. Original artwork.

Cutting Edge; Back View

Cutting Edge; Back View

Installation.

16"H x 5.5"W x 5.5"D

Cutting Edge: Front View

Cutting Edge: Front View

Installation:
An old found Sickle or Mower Blade on a Pedestal. Hickory wood, bird and rock. Wood stain and varnish.

16"H x 5.5"W x 5.5"D

$350 , original art work.

'Mondrill', monstrous descendant of Mandrill

'Mondrill', monstrous descendant of Mandrill

Modeled from a rough piece of pumice-stone and acrylic paint. Mounted in an old frame with extended shadow-box.

15"H x 13"W x 4"D

$300 ,

Composition - XII

Composition - XII

Around Ketona, chief of the Navajo's a composition with non-related items. On a wooden plate, which protrudes out of the frame: cigarette lighter, wooden pieces, a glass film plate with coins, card and more and a picture of Ketona. It invites to story telling.

17"H x 21"W x 2.5"D

$350 ; original

The Birdman  SOLD

The Birdman SOLD

A wooden box, double framed contains: a 'Giacometti-like" copper/bronze sculpture of a thin man, placed on a pedestal, with a small bird house, painted small wood pieces.

SOLD March 2017

24"H x 20"W x 3"D

$650 , original,

The Witch Doctor

The Witch Doctor

A sculpture of a Medicine man carved from a piece of ivory, paper, pieces of silver and gold leaves, bullets in a glass cuvette and a coin, acrylic paint. Mounted in and on cigar boxes.

12"H x 10"W x 8"D

$500 , original, excl.S/H.

The Owlman

The Owlman

Two-sided sculpture of oak wood junk pieces and birch on a pedestal.

25"H x 12"W x 5"D

$350 original;

Unpaired Electrons (Installation)

Unpaired Electrons (Installation)

Acrylic paint and a piece of an old oak-wood cart wheel, three hitch balls and a pedestal made of wood.

12"H x 30"W x 5"D

$400 , original, excl.S/H.

Civil War - Remembered.

Civil War - Remembered.

A sculpture on a pedestal.
All metaphors: severely wounded soldier, nails on his head, still motivated (Voltmeter),house key when he comes home, memoranda's of his wife in a heart shaped little box. An oak wood pedestal unpolished.

19"H x 14"W x 4"D

$400 , original, excl.S/H.

The Scream (dedicated to Edvard Munch

The Scream (dedicated to Edvard Munch

Sculpture; The face of the Scream painted on a piece of slate, with a copper background, mounted on a larger piece of slate. A wooden box used as a support.

11"H x 6"W x 6"D

$250 , original

Phoenix-the mythological fire bird-

Phoenix-the mythological fire bird-

This hanging sculpture is a metaphor or artist impression of Phoenix the bird that cyclically regenerated or rebirth.
Made of old oak wood laths, painted in Carbon Black, Viridian Green Hue, Ultramarine Blue. Varnished satin.

22"H x 22"W x 10"D

$500 , excl.transport

Discotheque Robotica

Discotheque Robotica

A sculpture, made with plumber stuff and craft items, paint and glitter situated in a small cigar box as support.

15"H x 8"W x 4"D

$200 . Original. Excl.Shiping and Handling.

Searching for his Soul (a Tribute to David Bowie)

Searching for his Soul (a Tribute to David Bowie)

Installation: A Pepsi-Cola crate contains: Triode (used for long distance telephony until 70s), Medicinal Binocular, cell-phone, old door-bell etc.

15"H x 20"W x 7"D

$750 , excl:S/H

Ballad for an Iron Lady

Ballad for an Iron Lady

Installation with different antique house hold objects such as: petroleum can with headphones, mouth harmonica, a flat iron...A parody on the Song of Bob Dylan: Ballad of a Thin Man (Highway 61 Revisited). This art form is called: neo-DADA.

18"H x 24"W x 8.5"D

$450 , original.

Street-Juggler (SOLD)

Street-Juggler (SOLD)

Hanging Sculpture. Made of Oak-wooden laths and
'Dickens'-face (metal) and juggler-attributes. Acrylic Paint.

30"H x 12"W x 2"D

$350 , original SOLD

SUBSTITUTION

SUBSTITUTION

Hanging Sculpture. An artist/scientist impression of the crystallographic structure of Wood.
Black: Cellulose; Blue is: Lignine; Green is: Hemicellulose. Single Substitution in
Red.
Made from old oak wood shelves, nails, acrylic paint and glue.

22"H x 18"W x 14"D

$500 .

SUBSTITUTION

SUBSTITUTION

Hanging Sculpture, view en profile.

Defying gravity

Defying gravity

A second sculpture with preserved and modified wood piece (branch/trunk). The sculpture shows that gravity cannot be altered. The gyroscope tumbled over and the metal bullets will eventually fall to earth.......
The wooden piece is conserved by repeatedly varnishing with Liquitex Varnish semi-gloss/satin. Weak parts have been glued. The sculpture is mounted on a double oak-mahogany support.

8"H x 18"W x 5"D

$300 , original sculpture

Still Life with Tools

Still Life with Tools

This is an attempt to find the borders of what we can still call art. The beauty of the tools
(profile-plane and pruning knife) in its self is beyond doubts. But indeed it turns out into a fine harmony of objects. Minimal use of colors: metallic Green and Carbon Black, with a touch of gold paint. Strips of painted oak-wood gives the sculpture a Mondrian-like look. It is mounted in a so-called shadow-box frame. Adjusted with an extra in depth part..... until 4 inches.

17"H x 20"W x 4"D

$500 , original sculpture (hanging).

The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11)

The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11)

Sculpture. Modified by Mother Nature into a capricious structure. Pre-served by varnish and glue. Original color. Mounted on a double oak-wood support.

8.5"H x 5"W x 5"D

$200 , original

J.S.Bach, genius

J.S.Bach, genius

Sculpture, abstract, impressionism. Materials: Taconite Iron-ore (found in Hibbing, MN); Pyrite-Iron (Centered eye) also called 'Fools Gold' (found in Phoenix, AZ); Sandstone with fossil ( found in the Morvan, France);Titanium crystals. Paint and oak-wood support. Ti-Crystals, fossil ,Pyrite Iron etc. represents the eternity and beauty of his music.

12"H x 8"W x 8"D

$1000 original.

Ol' King WRENCH has passed away, He lays on his tomb every night and day.

Ol' King WRENCH has passed away, He lays on his tomb every night and day.

Oak wood block holding a scenery with an antique tool (adjustable wrench) promoted as a KING. Further, the 'Kings' cat, grave-stone, skulls....etc.

14"H x 6.5"W x 2"D

$500 , original

The Mind of the Meditator-2

The Mind of the Meditator-2

A sculpture. An oak wooden block and a piece of slate painted with Acryl on a wooden smaller oak block: Carbon Black, Oxide Yellow, Titan Buff, Titanium White and Cadmium Red deep hue.

15"H x 7.5"W x 7.5"D

$200 ,-. Original

Still Life; Fragile Coexistence

Still Life; Fragile Coexistence

Still Life with a Block board, Nails, and Glass Objects.

5"H x 6"W x 9"D

$250 , original

The Death and the Maiden (after Franz Schubert famous piano/song music)

The Death and the Maiden (after Franz Schubert famous piano/song music)

Support; Oak wood block. Scenery: The Death on his way to STYX, kills a girl in a car accident. The girl enters eternal life as a butterfly.
Acrylic paint, toy car, wood, glue, toys, butterfly, porcelain bowel on wood support.

11"H x 15"W

Contact for availability

The Suppression of the Middle Class

The Suppression of the Middle Class

An old wood clamp, squeezed money out of the head (a big nut found in Phoenix AZ),bloody face and money.

20"H x 7"W x 14"D

$750 , original

The Quantum Computer    (SOLD)

The Quantum Computer (SOLD)

An artist impression of the quantum computer.
In the quantum computer technology, the chip is cooled close to the absolute zero point, which is -459,7 degrees F, or -273.2 degrees C. using liquid Helium. A Q-computer can make faster calculations, because data can exist in multiple states: qubits (n=8); while in the classical computers data are processed in bits, single units of information that can be either 1 or 0 (n=1).
Materials: Antique switch box, Dewar flask, Voltmeter, faucet. Pole ends, Walkman, timer/calculator; water filters. Acrylic paint, wire, wood.

13.5"H x 17.5"W x 3.5"D

$800 - SOLD

Gold Finger: Downtown Dubai

Gold Finger: Downtown Dubai

Made from Wooden Pieces and Aztec Gold Acrylic Paint

10"H x 8"W x 2"D

$150 , original

Gold Finger: Downtown Dubai

Gold Finger: Downtown Dubai

from another angle

10"H x 8"W x 2"D

Contact for Availability

Time Travellers (Back to the Future)

Time Travellers (Back to the Future)

According to Einstein's law, travelling at the speed of light makes you younger.
The old vehicle on the left, entering with the speed of light a time zone, changed into a newer model until the next time zone and so on.....

3"H x 15"W x 1.5"D

Contact for Availability

Schooltrip to Mordor (Land of Shadow)   (SOLDSOLD)

Schooltrip to Mordor (Land of Shadow) (SOLDSOLD)

A Metaphor for Innocence will Vanquish Evil

5"H x 11"W x 1"D

$300 , original, sold

RoboCockroach-1

RoboCockroach-1

A persiflage on Robocop Movie Stars

8"H x 8"W x 8"D

$200 , original

RoboCockroach-2

RoboCockroach-2

From another angle

8"H x 8"W x 8"D

Contact for Availability

Tribute to Mondrian

Tribute to Mondrian

Two cigar boxes combined and painted with Mondrian motives

not for sale

Professor Sickbock's Gas Station

Professor Sickbock's Gas Station

An accusation against the ongoing air pollution

8"H x 10"W x 4"D

$300 , original

Mystery Tool

Mystery Tool

A Tool until now with unknown function

8"H x 10"W x 2"D

Not for sale

Schrodinger's Cat-1

Schrodinger's Cat-1

The Schrodinger's Paradox: is the Cat Alive or Dead
(See Schrodinger's Cat at Wikipedia)

3"H x 8"W x 3"D

Contact for Availability

Schrodinger's Cat-2  Alive!!

Schrodinger's Cat-2 Alive!!

see #9

3"H x 8"W x 3"D

Contact for Availability

Crossing Pigs the Next 6 Miles

Crossing Pigs the Next 6 Miles

A persiflage on the warning signs of crossing deer

7"H x 5"W x 1"D

Not for sale

Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

Two goats are watching at a Japanese torpedo hunter who crashed into a old Amsterdam lift bridge. Missed the Sign: 'Geen Doorvaart' (No Entrance).
Wooden Pieces, Dinky Toys, Balsa Wood.

10"H x 8"W x 2"D

$300 , original

Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

From another angle

From the Blue Mountains to the Black Sea

From the Blue Mountains to the Black Sea

On a rough surfaced wooden plank, chalk-acrylic paint.

27"H x 6"W

$200 , original art work.