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"Man and Passions"
Statue in pink marble

About the statue

The statue presented here is titled "man and passion"
We hope to have made you sufficiently curious to awaken the desire in you
to see the statue in real life
Some background information about the statue and its history is given here.
The statue has its own identity. Molona therefore requests that you will
undergo its visual impression without prejudice, once you come eye to eye to it.

In 1997 Molona traveled to Portugal, to get away from the burocracy that has
seeped through in the world of arts. The ever tighter bondages of subsidies
and regulations have turned the majority of Dutch artists into Civil Servants
Searching for living space, Molona found a genuine and simple society in Portugal,
a society that showed her warmth and respect, which inspired her more intensely
than the cold bureaucracy in Holland.
When she needed to transport her 800 kg (over 1600 lbs) heavy block of marble
to her working place in the country, everyone offered and gave their help.

This statue (2 meters high, 90 cm wide, 80 cm long):

"Man and passions"

Which has been on exhibition on the "Lange Voorhout"
Opposite to the American Embassy in front of Bodega "De Posthoorn" in the Hague.
The sculpture has enjoyed its environment in this marvelous lane in The Hague.
A statue needs space to be able to reveal its story

The pentagonal, conically shaped copper socle supports the upward movement
in the statue, which is built of 3 elements:
- A kneeling figuren
- An animal with a severed head
- The back of a woman, transforming into a claw,
which holds the kneeling figure in its grasp.
The statue expresses the opposing forces in our lives: one reaching for
the higher, spititual side, another sending its roots into the earthly, material world
The third, animal aspect is also a true part of man. Therefore, we see the kneeling man
conjure with the animal aspect

mixed techniques

Grave monument
The original in clay

Cast of alumina cement with precious stones

Oil painting

"Two faces"
mixed techniques

"Demise of the earthly"
Figure in clay-scetch
It is planned to create this figure in a larger size,
with a height of 2 meters

mixed techniques

"Empty garment"
Ceramic figure

"Alter Ego"

Left: untitled; Right: "The Woman"

"Closed eyes"
Statue, cast in alumina cement

mixed techniques

"Higher man"
Contraption of copper, aluminium, wood and ceramic feet


"Raw shape"
Ceramic form, pictured from different angles

"Exchange of matter with the immaterial"
mixed techniques

"Shy" by Molona Boertien (1997)

"Suffering" by Molona Boertien (1997)



Exhibited at the Lange Voorhout in the beginning of 2002

Detail of the statue "Maria que puxe o manto",
statue in white and pink marble

Unique opening of this statue at the Lange Voorhout 19-Jul-01

"Portuguese impression"

"untitled 100X100 cm"


Molona Boertien is an Artist who uses many techniques, such as stone-carving,
but also drawing and painting

After her start at the study theology,
she followed several art classes, among them the Akademy of Arts
in Rotterdam and the Royal Akademy in The Hague. She completed her studies
in arts at the AKI in Enschede, as a sculptress.

As an artist, Molona Boertien tries to fathom the different levels of reality,
to build a bridge between them. In this respect it is the pure, daily reality
that inspires her most. One of the themes often encountered in the work of
Molona Boertien is that of life and death, both as two sides of reality.
One of the most special works in this theme is the monument that
Molona Boertien made for her father

In observing the different levels of reality, Molona Boertien tries to
express her findings, filosophy and feelings in a language
of images. Her works have their own, very special character and besides
having a purely esthetical function, each image has its
own, very special philosophical meaning

Molona Boertien sees her work as an artist as a mission, by creating a visual
language out of the spiritual world, with the purpose that it will contribute
to the material and immaterial well-being of society.

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