Als water ben ik uitgegoten.
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