Ontwikkeling & Visie

John Keats began his poem Endymion with:


"A thing of beauty is a joy forever

It's loveliness increases.

It will never pass into nothingness.”


I prefer to create timeless, expressive and poetic sculpture,s that add beauty to the world. I make autonomous work, in which harmony and balance are important to me. For this I research the expressive design in the still moment.


I did and do this through the traditional techniques in drawing and painting, in clay, wax, bronze and various types of stone. Through this research I go from conceived to intuitive and from figurative to surreal to organic and abstract and create a trace through time. I master various artistic techniques, so that I can realize the work for which I have the inspiration. I invested a lot in that.


In doing so, I investigate, in various phases, how I can apply my experience monumentally in forms and materials. The focus is on deepening: through contrasts created by concave and convex, lines, structures, light and shadow, movement and stillness, looking at space and emptiness.

For me, working by hand is preferred, because of this I keep in touch with the material and the design is better and directly related to the material. In wax or clay, shaping is very easy and I can work in more detail, the harder the materials are, the more detailing becomes more limited and the large shapes remain. My aim is to keep getting better and keep learning. I keep thinking about what I do and make, so that it finds its place in an artistic context.

In contemporary art it seems that I am not an innovator, but if you look closely, you will notice that my images have a slightly different angle on what is already there. I give my work just a different angle, a different movement or line, as has been done before by others. Their own design makes them original, contemporary, lively and yet natural.
Gradually my own handwriting has emerged in my language of shapes and images.

I found and find inspiration in nature and in natural elements, in my view people, animals, plants and natural elements fit into this.
The process of creation goes from seed to flower to fruit.
With my timeless and unique works of art I would like to add value to the view on nature.



By looking at my art, someone can experience the emotion, energy or lifeforce of an sculpture and as a buyer wrote in a review (short version):
The sculpture is one of the top works of my sculpture collection. I still enjoy this super purchase. I am grateful to Barbara for the beauty and quality of her sculpture; it's a joy for the eyes – Paul de Koning

You can always request information about the sculptures and take a look at the sculpture pages. Contact

Barb's Sculpture Garden-Atelier-Galerie can be visited by appointment. Not during the summer holidays.
The Fluitersweg is a small side street of the Oude Zwolseweg, which is part of the Cannenburgh route.

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