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Memorial for

RUDY PIJLS

 

 Tombstone on plinths.
Belgian Black (limestone)
Groundstone L160 x W80 x H20 cm


detail

detail


Catholic churchyard
Utrecht
2010

 

The life and spirit of a scolar and former cleric was depicted by a fullsize tombstone with a hand-chiseled border relief of walking and reading monks, who go round endlessly.

This relief was inspired by the walls of the Assyrian staircase in Persepolis with tile-reliefs of present-bringing guests or servants. The image of offering was the theme of Rudy s memorial; building forth upon cultural heritage and passing through knowledge and civilisation. Being part of the human chain through the ages.

The centre of the tombstone shows the scolar sitting in a chapel and studying The Book. The text around him is a quote from Canticles 8:6; an homage to both his spiritual and matrimonial devotion.

Photographed by Michel Marang