Frans Hilgers

Sculptures in Stone and Wood

On April 7, 2019, a huge, blazing fire completely destroyed the building where I had my studio and shattered 22 sculptures (27 pieces), all but three of my stock of wood and all stones in stock, most hand and all power tools and all other technical equipment. Two stone statues could be rescued/reworked (opus 12 and 41), and two fragments of opus 41 also still were usable (opus 94 and 95). Moreover, one wooden sculpture (opus 70) could be rescued as a "Shou Sugi Ban" statue (opus 70 2.0) and three pieces of my stock of wood could be reworked after removal of the charred surface (opus 85, 86 and 87).