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.

The Quarterback (re-tired)  2021
Magic Object-1,  to cure running noses
Composition - XXXIV
Ol' King WRENCH has passed away, He lays on his tomb every night and day.
The Royal Photographer of the One-Eyed-King
Senufo Bird  (wood sculpture  -2020-)
The Voluptuous  Birdwatcher  (2019)
The Witch Doctor
Civil War Remembered      (2017)
....'a Rose is a Rose...'
Ice fun (2018)
J.S.Bach, genius
Tabernacle in memory of Piet M
Everybody loves Popeye the Sailor man
'" Mr Owl I suppose....?"
Phoenix-the mythological fire bird-
Magic Object - 2  (to cure cold feet)
From the Blue Mountains to the Black Sea
A Tribute to Mondriaan (July 2019)
Tribute to Cesar D
Laurie, the Medicin Man and  Magician
Detail,   Laurie  the Magician
Untitled
Untitled  DETAIL
Composition - XIV
The Wings of Galadriel (Lady of the Light - Tolkien)
The Cave Man
Composition - XX
The Brain Puzzle
Composition - XVIII ( new work 07-2017)
Cutting Edge; Back View
Cutting Edge: Front View
'Mondrill', monstrous descendant of Mandrill
The Birdman  SOLD
Unpaired Electrons (Installation)
The Scream (dedicated to Edvard Munch
Searching for his Soul (a Tribute to David Bowie)
Street-Juggler (SOLD)
SUBSTITUTION
SUBSTITUTION
Defying gravity
Still Life with Tools
The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11)
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
Time Travellers (Back to the Future)
Schooltrip to Mordor (Land of Shadow)   SOLD
RoboCockroach-2
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
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The Quarterback (re-tired)  2021

The Quarterback (re-tired) 2021

Wood and paint and a Horse Bog - shoe. Quarterback of the football club 'ON or Below'

50"H x 6"W

$250 ; excl. s/h

Magic Object-1,  to cure running noses

Magic Object-1, to cure running noses

Wood, wire, nutcracker, paint, chain, fork, mortar and pestle.

28"H x 10"W x 2"D

$700

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.

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 Royal Photographer of the One-Eyed-King

The Royal Photographer of the One-Eyed-King

Lens shutter in the eye. Decorated photographer. Wood and paint.

30"H x 16"W x 2"D

Senufo Bird  (wood sculpture  -2020-)

Senufo Bird (wood sculpture -2020-)

Senufo Bird belongs to Senufo tribes (a.o., Ivory Coast). The bird wounded herself to provide blood for her kittens. The bird has also a ritual function.

$800 ; excl.s/h

The Voluptuous  Birdwatcher  (2019)

The Voluptuous Birdwatcher (2019)

Wood and Wood. with a small prism viewer in het right eye. Acrylic Paint. Small bird house and bird outside.

18"H x 12"W x 6"D

$400 excl. s/h

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

$350 , original, excl.S/H.

Civil War Remembered      (2017)

Civil War Remembered (2017)

A wounded soldier from the Civil War in America.
Al with metaphors. Ampere meter for strength, house key, heart-shaped box with items from his wife.

22"H x 8"W x 2.5"D

$800 ; excl. s/h

....'a Rose is a Rose...'

....'a Rose is a Rose...'

Wood pieces treated with color paint sand and saw dust. Background spray paint with saw dust.

15"H x 8"W x 2"D

$85 ; excl s/h.

Ice fun (2018)

Ice fun (2018)

A 'Frysian'ice skate (+/- 1900) a shoe makers wooden model, ice floor and fishes in open water. Painted in COBRA colors.

8"H x 17"W x 6"D

$400 , s/h not included

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.

Tabernacle in memory of Piet M

Tabernacle in memory of Piet M

Open tabernacle with items in memory of Piet.

18"H x 14"W x 5"D

NFS

Everybody loves Popeye the Sailor man

Everybody loves Popeye the Sailor man

Pop art with different 'human' faces and Popeye in the center. Wood, paint. 2020 April.22

22"H x 4"W x 4"D

$325 ; excl. s/h

'" Mr Owl I suppose....?"

'" Mr Owl I suppose....?"

Wood sculpture - revised - 2019
Oak wood and pine; deep varnished.

24"H x 15"W x 6"D

$250 , excl. shipping

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

Magic Object - 2  (to cure cold feet)

Magic Object - 2 (to cure cold feet)

Installation with physics instruments, wood, keys, wire
and paint

33"H x 6"W x 5"D

$750 excl.shipping

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

$250 , original art work.

A Tribute to Mondriaan (July 2019)

A Tribute to Mondriaan (July 2019)

Painted wood pieces on a wooden board

20"H x 12"W x 2"D

$175 excl.s/h. new work 2019

Tribute to Cesar D

Tribute to Cesar D

Collage of wood pieces on barn wood background.

11"H x 15"W x 2"D

$150 , excl.s/h

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

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

$150 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

$125 , original art work.

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

$150 original excl.S/H.

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.

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 ,

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,

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.

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

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

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

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

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)   SOLD

Schooltrip to Mordor (Land of Shadow) SOLD

A Metaphor for Innocence will Vanquish Evil

5"H x 11"W x 1"D

$300 , original, sold

RoboCockroach-2

RoboCockroach-2

From another angle

8"H x 8"W x 8"D

Contact for Availability

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