Theme Giant Tulip Bulb – Dutch Blue Beauty

This Giant Tulip Bulb is the artist’s tribute to 2 nostalgic companies in Sassenheim. The first company is the Velzen pottery factory, where she worked for 10 years. This factory was active from 1942 to 2002. The Giant Tulip Bulb is painted in the style of Delft blue pottery, as she has painted many tableware items. The second company is the Bernardus Sassenheim Residential Care Center, where she worked for 15 years, and which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2024. The peacock symbolizes the pride that the artist feels for the care that this care center has been providing for 100 years. The basket of flowers and the birds represent the homeliness of this location.

Reuzenbol 'Dutch Blue Beauty' - Ellen Hogewoning
Reuzenbol 'Dutch Blue Beauty' - Ellen Hogewoning
Reuzenbol 'Dutch Blue Beauty' - Ellen Hogewoning
Reuzenbol 'Dutch Blue Beauty' - Ellen Hogewoning

Artist – Ellen Hogewoning

Ellen Hogewoning originally is a pottery painter and worked for 10 years in the painting studio at the Van Velzen pottery factory in Sassenheim. She then worked in healthcare for 32 years, of which the past 15 years in the Bernardus Sassenheim residential care center. Now that she has retired, she has taken up painting again.

Adopted by

This Giant Tulip Bulb is adopted by Aannemersbedrijf van Breda, Sassenheim
with support of:
– Pastorale commissie Bernardus, Sassenheim
van Kesteren schildersbedrijf, Voorhout
Café de 2 Wezen, Sassenheim
Ambra kozijnen, Sassenheim

Location

This Giant Tulip Bulb will be located at woonzorgcentrum Bernardus, Hoofdstraat 82, Sassenheim in spring 2024.