Bibliotheca Hermetica 1991

commission: initiated by Van Eyck Art Institute, Maastricht

Two bookshelves containing rocks the size and shape of medieval”? books, and one hand-written book. Thus an image is projected of the relationship between man and landscape in Limburg through several centuries. The eastern bookshelf contains a selection of natural rocks such as those found in Limburg; the other shelf contains cultural rocks produced from Limburgs raw materials. The book on the table is classically bound and contains drawings and texts (legends, scientific information, interviews) which relate to the books on the shelves.
The library was originally designed for outdoors and later adapted for indoors; first for the National Geological museum in Haarlem, and now on permanent display in the Natural History museum in Maastricht.