Thom Puckey, Thorbecke monument, 2017.

Thom Puckey

The Hague

Stroom Den Haag

Thom Puckey’s remarkable Thorbecke monument and “A Matter of Time,” his recent, revelatory survey, firmly called attention to the intrinsic heterogeneity of his work. The monument, situated on the edge of a green space near the House of Parliament in The Hague, confronts viewers with two loosely connected scenarios. The carved marble half depicts Johan Rudolph Thorbecke, a 19th-century politician heralded as the architect of the Dutch democratic state. He sits lost in thought and, having turned away from his desk, gazes endlessly at the seat of government. The other half features a trio of contemporary office workers cast …see the entire review in the print version of March’s Sculpture magazine.