"Island life is a continuous dynamic between sea and land. We can see this in geological time. Ammonites were floating shells that lived in the sea millions of years ago. They do not exist anymore and fossilised with the coral reefs to become part of the island. From Sea to Land. Land, that feeds trees. Trees, like the thorny Wabi in Curaçao. Artist Herman van Bergen found a unique way to create building blocks from Wabi branches to build his cathedral of Thorns. A beautiful, meaningful and unique multi-layered vision, realised on the island of Curaçao. The cathedral houses works from many artists and my Ammonite Aria founds its home there too."
Eveline Kolijn, 2020