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Although he has also carried out art assignments elsewhere, Eddy Stikkelorum's artistry is primarily linked to the region of The Hague. The artist was born in The Hague, studied there at the Royal Academy of Art and has continued to live and work there.
Stikkelorum works as a visual artist and free designer. Both in his free work and in the commissions he has carried out, inventive design and surprising use of materials are important. For example, the artist has been commissioned to design paper sculptures which can be sent by envelope. After opening the envelope, a special work of art unfolds. In his free work (design-like wall objects and sculptures), a playful approach and abstract design come together.
In the commission circuit, Stikkelorum has, in addition to small sculptures, such as the work of art presented to the winner of the National ICT Award, also carried out large assignments. In the Anthoniushove Hospital in Leidschendam (Medical Centre Haaglanden), 'The Waiting' was placed in October 2003: three stylized figures of twisted and coloured wood on a pedestal of natural stone. In 1998 an art application was realised at Wijk- en Dienstencentrum Oranjehoek in Voorburg. An eye-catching intervention in the form of an aluminium addition drastically changed the appearance of the building's facade.
A textbook example of visual art in public space that is close to architecture is 'Three walls and columns'. Stikkelorum made this three-part object in 1987 in close cooperation with Ruud Guilonard. The object of masonry and metal marks the entrance to the Bezuidenhout district and service centre, where it functions as an effective combination of an inviting gesture, a signpost and an eye-catcher.