Beaufort 04

 
  • Christophorus
  • Christophorus
  • Christophorus
  • Christophorus
  • Christophorus
  • Christophorus

Christophorus

Beaufort location: End Dynastielaan, dunes De Panne

Gerard Lentink

°1956, Deventer, The Netherlands 

The Dutch artist Gerhard Lentink opted for the monumental figure of a wading young man, five times life size, with a torso transformed into a seat. The sculpture is a compact reflection of the Christophorus figure, the legendary giant who carried pilgrims (and eventually the child of Christ as well) over a wide, rough river. The dune landscape with its shifting sand dunes rising everywhere evokes the image of a daunting water surface.