monumental illustration

26 Jul 2015        

Despite the poor quality of my screen shots I am forced to relay on the documentation I already have. The following images are more the less a complete review of the whole project including several versions of a particular fragment, or different stages of work.

21 Jul 2015        

This is (very limited) story of the EKZ project. We hope, that all the children that are forced to spend some time in this hospital will enjoy the story displayed on the walls, as well as all the small details and little stories spread allover the 40 meters of wall and glass.

The official opening of the EKZ will take place in October 2015.

The quality of the pictures does not matter very much. The most of the pictures has been made by iPad.

I have many more pictures and documents connected to  this project. Any interesting new picture that would contribute to the already told story, will be placed on this website.

21 Jul 2015        

it is just the colour composition of the restaurant rolling shutter.

21 Jul 2015        

A girl wit the telephone has just got a shooting session.

21 Jul 2015        

Another section of the Leidse plein with a door in the middle.

21 Jul 2015        

Frank Zappa and David Byrne are giving a street performance

21 Jul 2015        

Leidse plein cafe. The girl with the mobile telephone is searching for a boy with the long board.

21 Jul 2015        

Another detail, a BMX expo.

21 Jul 2015        

Everyone should know, he is proud of his  beautiful oldtimer “Leidse plein”

21 Jul 2015        

Steel drum musician on the Leidse plein.

21 Jul 2015        

a little scout giving a signa to start the car race, stair car race obviously.

21 Jul 2015        

Now, we move to another part of the department, the wall with the very beginning of  the “Leidse plein” story. Here, we introduce a girl looking for a boy. She is calling him constantly, trying to meet him. This part of the project is my favorite.

21 Jul 2015        

Our boy is playing a long board guitar, a girl is dancing with another boy.

21 Jul 2015        

This is the very beginning of the “Vondel park ” story

21 Jul 2015        

The “Vondel park” part from the inside of a room.

21 Jul 2015        

The stair car race in the Vondel park.

21 Jul 2015        

Just a “Vondel park” situation

21 Jul 2015        

The very same fragment – the point of view from the corridor.

21 Jul 2015        

Continuing our walk through the “Vondel park” we look at the illustration from the inside of the psychologist therapy room.

21 Jul 2015        

A soccer (football) match. “Vondel park”

21 Jul 2015        

A moment of nature. No action on this one.

21 Jul 2015        

The walk of a blind man with his guiding dog. All blue to express a different world that a blind person experience.

 

21 Jul 2015        

The point is, that the legibility of the image got confused by the game of reflections and changing colours.  well, the camera view alters from the eye view, nevertheless, it is amazing.

21 Jul 2015        

The astronom can see the fine constellation of stars.

21 Jul 2015        

The continuing game of colours and forms

21 Jul 2015        

“E” Emma KZ. An unbelievable game of light, transparency and colors.  Despite all the colors I applied so carefully into the illustrations, all the glass wall images interfere with all surrounding colors and forms. It changes every inch I moved alongside the wall.

21 Jul 2015        

A screenshot of “F” Franek and his sister “H” Helenka. Just before the illustration was finished.

21 Jul 2015        

Hier, Franek and his sister Helenka on the tree hut observing the Boy.

21 Jul 2015        

My grandson Franek took the part of the Wizard.

21 Jul 2015        

The story of the “Vondel park”

21 Jul 2015        

The girl form our story gets the eye contact with the boy she was looking for. The boy appears on the opposite wall, he is coming form the Vondel park on his long board.

21 Jul 2015        

The skating people, a piece of winter on the “Leidse plein”

21 Jul 2015        

“The book market” “Leidse plein”

21 Jul 2015        

Now we go inside the dpt. “Leidse plein” the photographer”

21 Jul 2015        

The opening wall.

21 Jul 2015        

The close up of the opening wall. “Leidse plein” Welkom

21 Jul 2015        

Now, it is a real thing. The opening wall, the entry of the dpt. May 2015, just before the hospital got operational.

21 Jul 2015        

The first real test. A piece of theVondel park. We are trying a few different kind of films.

21 Jul 2015        

The rejected first version of the opening illustration.

21 Jul 2015        

One of the first def illustrations – Vondel park

21 Jul 2015        

My first computer drafts. Adobe Illustrator CS3

21 Jul 2015        

Sketch- Leidse plein

21 Jul 2015        

Sketch for the Vondel park. Fragment of the actual size drawing.

21 Jul 2015        

Tha actual size sketch for the glass walls. Vondel park.

21 Jul 2015        

concept sketch – Leidse plein , winter skating.

21 Jul 2015        

Just the first steps – concept sketches

21 Jul 2015        

the entry of the Vondel park Amsterdam. Autumn 2014

21 Jul 2015        

EKZ project. the final moment – just making of the documentation. May 2015. EKZ Amsterdam.

The EKZ project has been comissioned by the Emma Kinder Ziekenhuis (EKZ) in Amsterdam. The complete rebuilding of a 7 stores wing of the AMC hospital – as the housing for the EKZ. The interieur architecture as well as the art direction of the illustration project  has been designed bij the studio Opera in Amsterdam. My part of the project alongside with other several illustration artists was to decorate the walls of the 7th store of the hospital. The whole department on the 7th floor has been used by the stuff of psychologists, it is also the post operational recovery area, infotheek/library, school, restaurant, cinema and many other facilities.  My briefing was to cover the massive glass walls (transparent) wit the illustrations as well as the solide wall of the corridors. I has been given two subject to develop : The “Vondel park” and The “Leidse plein”   The Vondel park is the most popular recreation area in the center of Amsterdam. The Leidse plein which is almost connected to the Vondel park is a one of the central parts of the town, specially beloved by tourists. The atmosphere of this two places was an inspiration for the idea of this double project. I want to share the whole process from the scratch to the final stage. It too us about 8 month to complete the whole project.