Via Gladiola / Moving Direction

Via Gladiola / Moving Direction is a tribute to the Nijmegen Four Days Marches, and with a size of 200 x 300 cm, it is almost as impressive as the walking event itself. Normally, the march would be taking place around this time of the year, but unfortunately, it’s not happening this year. However, it provides an excellent opportunity to reflect on what the march means. Each square in the painting represents all the individuals who have participated, are participating, or will participate in the event. Each of them has their own story and history, but as seen in the movement of the arrows that connect them, they are all walking in unison towards the same destination. It’s an ode to the nomad, or perhaps more of a mosaic of life. People from all over the world and from various backgrounds come together in Nijmegen to participate in the march. This makes the painting particularly poignant because, regardless of how diverse our backgrounds may be, such matters are no longer significant when we are all on our way to the same finish line. That of the march itself, and beyond. A beautiful homage to a beautiful Nijmegen tradition.