• The Dragon

    ”The Dragon is the raw, the primary, the honest and the subconscious, which manifests itself in all of us. It suddenly, unexpectedly, reveals itself as a ray of fire. The person who is aware of this power can experience beauty and love, draw pure power from it for the Dragon.“ Rik van Rijswick
    Rik van Rijswick
  • Goddess of the earth

    ”As I emerge from the center of the earth, I show myself. My light, my beauty, my pleasure and celebration of life. I call on all life forms of this planet to be careful and gentle, to honor the feminine energy and to act accordingly, so that I can travel through the universe on this space ship called Earth.“ Rik van Rijswick
    Rik van Rijswick

Rik van Rijswick

My works have been on display regularly since the late 90s. The Guardians gained the necessary fame. The guards are the result of experimenting with material. Straight from the feeling that is going on in me. After many exhibitions and collaborations with galleries, I started making a triptych in 2007, which was completed in 2015. These are large-scale metal sculptures, 12 meters in height. The triptych consists of the Dragon, the Peaceful Warrior and the Earth Goddess.

What makes me unique with these large sculptures is that they are made in-house and without external financing. At that time it seemed crazy to start this without an assignment. It was and still is a struggle to earn resources to implement the ideas. In retrospect, it didn't hurt me. First of all, there is therefore a maximum use of creativity, which is of paramount importance to me. Secondly, my work is therefore very authentic.