Exclusive wall sculpture
This plaster wall sculpture is named “Gabriëlla” and was custom made for customers in Amsterdam, in an old monumental building.
The story behind this wall sculpture – ‘Gabriëlla’
This exclusive wall finish was made in the former studio of Dutch Sculptor Abraham Hesselink (1862-1930). He is known, among other things, for his 3-meter-high marble Angel, called “De Faam”, which is currently in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. In the photo below you can see the ‘De Faam’ still standing on the spot in his studio where Jan-Carel has now made his angel.
The current residents of this house in Amsterdam have turned Abraham’s indoor 5-meter-high studio into a kitchen-diner. Their wish was to reflect the ‘spirit’ of Abraham Hesselink in their kitchen. And to realize that wish, they submitted it to Jan-Carel, together with a small sketch of what they had in mind.
He then carved the shape he had in mind from the plaster. This way of working makes it look as if the Angel Gabriella emerges from the wall and is one with the wall. Take a look at the video at the bottom of this page which shows the process step by step.
In the two Youtube videos below you can get an idea of the process of making these sculptures, and what the possibilities are.
Exclusive wall sculpture “Gabriëlla”
Different wall sculpture
Are you interested in having a bespoke sculpture made for you? There is a wide variety of possibilities, from abstract to life like sculptures, dimensions and personalizations. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Jan-Carel to find out what’s possible.