Heart Work Heroes • 2022

Heart Work Heroes is the largest open-air exhibition of healthcare in the Netherlands, featuring over 41 statues adorned by local artists, scattered throughout Rotterdam. The exhibition seeks to show appreciation for healthcare workers in a positive and colorful way. The design ‘Ovation’, which won an art competition, was placed in a guest spot for an emerging artist and was shown from the 18th of May through the 27th of June 2022 at Schouwburgplein in Rotterdam.

Unfortunately, riots following a Feyenoord football match damaged the artwork. In September, it was readjusted during a live-paint session at Erasmus MC in Rotterdam. The artwork was auctioned off in October and sold to the municipality of Rotterdam, where it now resides in the Timmerhuis building.

Ovation (2022)
acrylic on cast fiberglass and resin sculpture


“Zo worden de ‘helden van deze tijd’ geëerd in rotterdam.” NRC, 25 May 2022

“Tientallen beelden met hartvormig hoofd in de stad.” De Havenloods, 23 May 2022

“Dit doen al die poppen met hartjeshoofd in de stad.” indebuurt Rotterdam, 19 May 2022

“Heart Work Heroes | Rotterdam.nl.” Gemeente Rotterdam, 19 May 2022