In the garden at B.a.d. Foundation in Rotterdam there is a tree house or Boom Hutt. It has been worked on by the groups children for the last 26 years. Older children pass on skills to the younger before they move on to other interests. During my time there the Boom Hutt included 1 large Copper Beech, 3 pollarded Willows, 2 swings, a draw bridge, metres of rope walkways, a huge aerial complex and a ground floor den. I drew this elevated city [from 3 angles] in an attempt to understand, record and celebrate the children’s work. But it changed and grew, morphing before I could finish each one.
To me this improvised architecture stands as a perfect metaphor for the B.a.d community who re-imagine what a place can be. They are a practical social group who reassemble spaces for artists and their familys.
Each set of pencils drawings 5 x A1