Aleida taking a bath
Mixed-media on canvas 2000
Aleida Avesnes takes a bath: This work I made in response to a group exhibition on water. The figure is Aleida, (1228-1284). She gave her town Schiedam rights. She was the star foundation of House foundation to Riviere in Schiedam, the oldest and formerly the second largest castle in the county of Holland. She was regent for Floris the fifth of Holland . The link that I was living in Schiedam and the theme was water, resulted in my implementation of Aleida taking a bath.