As previously mentioned, CODA houses the full collection of Onno Boekhoudt’s artistic legacy; his work, experiments and the many many objects he collected, including the bench pins/pegs pictured below.

Onno’s work and collections from the CODA archive, page.79 Onno Boekhoudt; Work in Progress (2010) Edited by Carin Reinders.

Onno’s collection of bench pins/pegs, page.14 Onno Boekhoudt; Work in Progress (2010) Edited by Carin Reinders.

page.67 Onno Boekhoudt; Work in Progress (2010) Edited by Carin Reinders.

As part of my response to the three works allocated to me by CODA, I’ve also included this piece above Bench pin – Another for Onno’s Collection. The title mostly says it all.

There’s a fine balance to strike between safely storing such a large collection of one artist’s total studio and instead, those works existing in people’s homes and being treasured and worn.  For me, Bench pin – Another for Onno’s Collection honours the foresight of keeping this collection together where it continues to act as a dynamic resource inspiring new generations of makers.

Onno’s work in the archives, page.70 Onno Boekhoudt; Work in Progress (2010) Edited by Carin Reinders.

 

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