As often happens, this art environment in the south of the Netherlands was demolished after its author died and his house was sold.
Life and works
As a building contractor he mainly had to do unimaginative straight masonry, but now he could create fanciful shaped masonry. which is not so much reflected in the little church he builded, but especially in the miniature mountain range with cascades, a Lourdes grotto and holy figures.
After his death the house was sold. The new owners wanted a garden to their own taste, so in the summer of 2001 the site was cleaned up.
Some smaller builded structures were saved by family members and people living around were allowed to take away small sculptures and other easy to transport items.
The large structures however were demolished. except what once was the Lourdes grotto, which was kept as kind of a covered terrace.
* Entry of july 28, 2001 on website slaponline
* Entry (undated) on website Tallsay
Wonderen in specie (Miracles in mortar)
Lierop, Noord Brabant, Netherlands