She and the Sandcastle 2017, Courtesy of the Artist; ZenoX, Antwerp Grace Schwindt

170 x 144 x 60 cm silk, screen print ink Zeno X gallery, Antwerp Photo: Aad Hoogendoorn

The words on the sculpture She and the Sandcastle refer to the performance with the same name by Schwindt and soprano Olivia Salvadori as performed during the opening. It is about the human need for security. It is about our need to have a place where we can really be ourselves. Our need to have a place where we feel safe. The lack of such a place in the literal sense of the word, but also a group of people to which we belong, is perhaps the main cause for the large number of mental problems and the high levels of insecurity in society today.