Sjoerd Martens - My neighbor has petroglyphs in her backyard

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Spread over five years, artist Sjoerd Martens (1993, Nijmegen) studied the petroglyphs, rock drawings, made on Aruba around the year 1000 by the Caquetio, the indigenous people who were among the earliest inhabitants of the Caribbean island. Where petroglyphs are now, there used to be presumably sacred sites. Today, petroglyphs are often found in the patios of houses. Here, petroglyphs are combined with contemporary graffiti and love messages. They are in places where no one cares about them. 'In the most tragic cases, they are in danger of being destroyed,' says Martens. That is why he decided to immortalize this heritage for future generations. Thus was born his enigmatic photorealistic collages.

Author Billy Zhao
Author 2 Natusha Croes
Language Papiamento English
Published 2023
Binding PBK
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