Dobbepaarden and Jetcol DHS
End of august 2019 an artwork by visual artist Marcel van Luit has been placed in the Osingadobbe in Friesland, The Netherlands. The aluminum image has been produced with Neenah Coldenhove’s Jetcol DHS sublimation transfer paper which has been recently developed for ChromaLuxe plates. The artist impression depicts the ordeal in 2006 when 150 horses were trapped on a so called Dobbe, when the land got flooded in a unexpected storm. The horses were saved after 2 weeks by 4 local amazones. It was in the news all over the world.
A land artpiece in water
The artwork is part of a 7 km walk route initiated by Sense of Place in cooperation with ItFryskeGea and Marrum dorpsbelang. The artwork by Marcel van Luit has been printed by Wilcovak on Jetcol DHS with an Epson SC F7100 printer after which it was transferred on 20 ChromaLuxe aluminum plates. The 20 plates were then mounted on a 2 ton weighing steel construction and placed in the Dobbe by the Mannen van Staal.
A short movie was made by Gertjan Spieker from Reelmedia showing the production process. To mark the event, Marcel van Luit (together with Wilcovak, Epson, ChromaLuxe and Coldenhove) offer for sale a limited edition of 20 posterformat artpieces for 300 euro each. The revenues will be donated to the Tarp fan de Takomst; a still to be realized research- and education project addressing flooding resistant architecture. If you are interested in this unique offer, check it out here.