Dirk began working at Studio Sem in 2013, collaborating with us to produce his first monumental sculpture commissioned for Bad Honnef, Germany. He and Keara made several trips to the Ronchieri quarry searching for a mass large enough to make the nine sections of the sculpture from one single block. Finally a section of wall had the right veining pattern and was sound enough to make the monumental work. 'Avvento' was sited in Bad Honnef, Germany in September 2013 with the help of Studio Sem artisans Pieranglo and Simone.
Dirk is now a regular in the Studio and we think of him as part of our studio family because he fits so well with all the artisans and the other artists in the studio. Sometimes people just click right from the start and Dirk was one of the them.