The human figure in emotion.

dated 2000 until 2020 (click on an image to enlarge an artwork)
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Als water ben ik uitgegoten.

2020

Antoinette Donkers- Dekker , Als water ben ik uitgegoten, Ceramic, Corten steel and Glass, 2020 Psalm 22 verse 15: "Als water ben ik uitgegoten, mijn gebeente valt uiteen, mijn hart is als was, het smelt in mijn lijf." "I am poured out like water, and all my bones are disjointed; my heart is like wax, melting within me." (Holman Christian Standard Bible) Psalm 22 is seen as a prophecy about the suffering of Christ. In this sculpture I have not depicted Christ, but man himself who's feelings are ‘poured out like water’. The need of Christ and the need of man come together in this sculpture, as it were overlapping. The human figure is reflected in the glass plate. This reflection, together with the transparency of the glass and the open letters in the base, gives lightness to the theme and drama of the human figure. Ultimately, in the deepest need, light is present, a mirror’s image. Everyone will experience what and how that is in their own way. The statue is exhibited in several churches over several months: March 1 - April 6 Immanuel kerk, Veldhoven April 7 - June 15 Sint Willibrorduskerk, Eersel July 10 - September 30 Sint Catharinakerk, Eindhoven

Awaken

2018

Believe

2017

The sculpture "Believe", is about believing and trusting in yourself. About believing in your own power and beauty, about believing in your possibilities and talents. Daring to believe gives you inner freedom. During the process of making, this sculpture  became a kind of a guardian, a protector of freedom and peace in general. As an angel, she is watching  for peace. Even in difficult times she is still an anchor for freedom and peace.  She is peace herself.

In the ligt

2017

Variant on "About Freedom".

Blessing

2016

Equivalence and blessing

Sitting dancer

2014

Aleppo

2015

Father and his deceased son.
 

Arise

2016

Arise to freedom.

Standing man

2014

Little standing man

Day dreaming

2013

How are you?

2012

The vulnerable human, the human without masks.

The hope

2004

"The hope" and "the attack" are both arisen in response to an international contest, to make an artwork with the theme "attack on democracy".

The Attack

2004

"The hope" and "the attack" are both arisen in response to an international contest, to make an artwork with the theme "attack on democracy".

I am poured oud like water

2012

      In Psalm 22 (Bible):

"I am poured out like water,

my bones falling apart,

my heart is like wax;

it melts in my body. "

Sorrowful

2012

 Human in deep sorrow.

Quiet and peaceful

2012

Human at rest

mother and child

2005

Mother and child

woman giving birth, red

2003

The power of giving birth.

woman giving birth, white

2003

The power of giving birth.

Ecce Homo

2000