Western - Dirk Zoete

Zoete’s work mainly consists of drawings, scale models and installations. Often the scale models examine the interaction with architecture and the key elements of living and life. Energy (warmth, light, water), space and the landscape are investigated in less evident ways and sometimes used in an almost absurd manner.

The tower is a monumental intervention in the flat polder landscape. It has been built of 25 cm-long ceramic tubes with a diameter of 25 cm, the old sewage pipes. The artist’s aim was for this work to be “slowly” incorporated in the landscape and village, as is evident from its size (10 metres high, with a diameter of 6 metres) and monolithic aspect. The artwork’s name “Western” is a pun, referring to the tower in the west or a contraction of Westkapelle and toren or “torre” in local dialect.