“Dance of Life” goes to the Town of Davidson, NC / by Marci Blumberg

A piece that Douwe has been conceptualizing since a residency in Tokyo has been acquired by the Town of Davidson, North Carolina.  Standing almost fifteen feet tall, this abstract figure releases a flock of birds into the sky.  Douwe wanted to create a piece that captured the joy of living.  It is a visually clean work which was extremely complex technically because it is all cantilevered from the single ankle requiring extensive internal structures.  “Dance of Life” is beautifully set-off by the lovely site designed by local landscape architect, J’Nell Bryson.