Lousy Lacy Soupspoons
Rich meets poor by means of art and artist, Amsterdam - Alontenango Guatemala.
In twentyfive cheap plastic soupspoons I made a lace-like pattern by drilling small holes in them. The inspiration of the pattern came from a piece of valuable Flemmish lace from 1660.
Wrapped in a bag made of silk, I sold those 'Lousy Lacy Souplepels' for 100 euro each.
With the profit I booked a trip to Guatemala. In the village of Alontenango I helped, under command of three local builders, with the family it concerned a small brick house.
The family lived before that in a house made of corregated iron.
By buying the spoon, the buyer became part of the project, and helped the family indirectly with realising a saver and healthier housing.
After returning to Amsterdam, I gave every buyer a foto collage of the building and the final result in Guatemala.
Locations: My studio in Amsterdam
The place of Maria del Carmen and her family, Alontenango,
About building houses in Guatemala: