Gemeente De Panne

Walking together EN

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Title               Walking together
Design            Jan Desmarets (°1961, Ypres)
Material          Bronze
Installation     2005
Location         Walckierstraat

This 'Walker with dog' is a bronze statue, made and cast by the Gent-based sculptor Jan Desmarets. He is a cheerful man who, with his imposing physical appearance and enthusiastic sense of 'being', is a central figure in the community. What is notable about his art is the sense of powerful movement, of a decorative presence, of striding, of rising up and of being a delightful version of yourself. His work is especially suitable for large, public spaces because it exudes a huge degree of enthusiasm for the surrounding area.

(Courtesy of Jan Desmarets)