Theme Giant Bulb – The circle of life

The theme is the recurring cycle of the tulip bulb.

Inspired by the process of the bulb, which already contains the entire growth and flowering of the tulip.
Fascinated by the first points that protrude above the ground.
Amazed by the magnificence of the flower that blooms.
Intrigued by the tulip’s end, its decay.
After which the cycle repeats …

On the bulb, which is the beginning of the growth, the end, the decay of the tulip and its leaves is painted. Decline and life are inextricably linked. No new without old, no life without death… The circle of life.

Reuzenbol 'the circle of life' - Sonja van Egmond
Reuzenbol 'the circle of life' - Sonja van Egmond
Reuzenbol 'the circle of life' - Sonja van Egmond

Artist – Sonja van Egmond

Sonja van Egmond (Leiden, 1970) is a visual artist and photographer. Painting and photography; her love and feeling for image are expressed in these art forms and in the assignments she carries out. With respect, casual and pure. Themes of stillness, transience, austerity and nature play a role in her free work. Painting assignments, specializing in the animal portrait, are carried out in the studio at home: Het Keukenatelier in Sassenheim. Workshops, drawing and painting lessons are also given at this location. Sonja completed her education at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and then followed various courses and masterclasses

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Adopted by

This Giant Tulip Bulb is adopted by Gemeente Teylingen


This Giant Tulip Bulb is located at the Koudenhoorn Isle in Warmond.