The Unofficial Archive

On Sea & Land by Gerard Jasperse

On Sea & Land

Photo by Lisa Klappe

The Province of Zeeland boasts a rich history in terms of trade and agriculture. This wealth has traditionally been reflected in the local population’s clothes and jewellery. While it is interesting to research the aesthetics of these objects, such wealth also raises questions about its origins. The fact is that wealth comes at a price, as historical research has shown. On Sea & Land provides a missing link between historians and the public. It visualizes the more difficult aspects of Zeeland’s history using traditional local crafts, while providing added depth to these and giving them a new lease of life.

Gerard Jasperse