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 Beech tree, 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. This child built improvised architecture mirrors the work of the B.a.d community – who re-imagine what a place can be. They are a practical social group who re purpose and reassemble spaces for artists and their familys.
Each set of pencils drawings 5 x A1