Fieke de Roij

Moluccan Canoe

For the Utrecht city project 'Street wise', I was asked to create a work of art based on the street name Molukkenstraat. It is a facade stone that hangs on the wall of my home / studio, close to the street sign. This sculpture is part of the GPS tour through the Lombok district in Utrecht. Made by Peter Dubois in collaboration with Kosmopolis Utrecht.

Watch the video below and hear the story behind the image.

Video GPStour Lombok from Peter dubois on Vimeo


Dimensions : 20 cm x 130 cm x 10 cm (Height, Width, Depth)
Weight : 80 kg
Year : 2009
Material : Stone, Stone
Technique : Relief
Style : modern, figurative, abstract

Fieke de Roij

An unending fascination with sculpture and stone

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The design for this sculpture arose from the theme of "power play / resilience". The large, middle stone (estimated weight between 100 and 120 kilos), hangs between the two other stones, floating above the ground. The copper lashing strap keeps the two stones together, so that they can bear the weight. Each part fulfills an essential function and is indispensable for the whole. The sculpture is made of Irish bluestone. Partly carved in structure, partly sanded, and the dark part polished.
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Ode to Morandi
Abstraction from reality! Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) was an Italian painter and etcher. He specialized in still lifes that radiate great tranquility. From the moment I got to know his paintings, I am a fan. Morandi opts for simple subjects and leaves out the unnecessary. The painted objects are hardly recognizable, everything is a bit crooked and messy. The order is important, the arrangement of forms and colours, the space between them. You can see these elements in my sculpture. It's made of four different kind of stones, with natural colours: travertine, bluestone, marble and alabaster. You can arrange your own still life, as most fit for the situation.
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La Dame
I regularly make sculptures inspired on a small movement, rotation or bend (see also my sculptures "Fier" and "Whispering"). While working, such a sculpture remains formless for quite a long time. It only comes to life when there is good tension on the surfaces. Nice to work towards that. And although this sculpture is quite large, everything is carved by hand. It is made Irish bluestone. Suitable for outdoor use. I made a large part of this sculpture in France. Because of its elegant, stately appearance I have called it "La Dame".
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Company of Stones
Company of stones
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A stack of bluestone tiles inspired me to make this sculpture. I used the rhythm of the stacking, the repetition. By not making everything completely straight, it becomes more lively. The parts that have been cut away are visible in the chisel stroke. The tapered inner shape fits together so well that it seems as if this sculpture is made from one block. This sculpture is very suitable for outdoor use. The base is made of metal, which rusts. Torenhoog
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State of Mind
State of Mind
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Scupture for facade house Utrecht
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