Make it yourself: Concrete Steel
Concrete steel is one of the most important construction materials within the architecture and society. Thus, the rebar in the course of history, did not go unnoticed by artists, as this material was also a food source for the realization of many works of art. This very strong and flexible iron is displayed as soft sandstone. Sandstone represents the tendency that even a stone can quickly defend and nothing in our lives stays forever. The impermanence is right here in contrast to a positive future where artists make use of: a piece of scrap from the construction world by recycling a new future.

Make it yourself: H-Profile
In the iron industry we can find H-sections in various proportions. These sculptures could be as much a piece of an old rail. We can now see that we have cut a piece in time and a fragment of a road may have interrupted. The fragile sandstone shows us that a piece of iron can equally disintegrate to raw material.

About the 'Make it yourself' series
'Make it yourself’ deals with the concept of time. This concept allows us to empathize with the images in a personal way. It plays with the idea of ​​the dying, but also the narrative in history.To escape time we can only imagine the timelessness. We cannot change or manipulate time, but just imagine it. In the ‘Make it yourself’ series the sculptures have been given an idea, or a given time. The more than 90 sculptures are all made of natural stone. Some are painted or silkscreened as well. Kim De Ruysscher works with traditional sculptural techniques and traditional material and connects these historical aspects with contemporary spirit. So he materializes a period and inertia. The presented sculptures from ‘Make it yourself’ carry a reticence to entail the time in which the future fulfillment of a work has not yet been determined, but in which the past is already over. Thus we see a drawing block, building blocks, a bag of plaster, wood blocks, paint tubes or paper. Apart from the past and present the works of 'Make it yourself' also focuses on the future.