TOM BOGAERT

Wij Gwij Popinjay

Commissioned by the 2022 Watou Arts Festival in Watou, Belgium.

Based on Watou-related photos of faces found on social media, I created a compiled universal Watou Head and an Angel. These sculptures were mounted on the high pole (staande wip in Dutch) of the ‘Popinjay’ or pole archers’ guild Saint Sebastian in Watou. The Head and the Angel went up and down the high pole every hour.