22 augustus 2016

Mural Henk Kamp

This mural picturing Henk Kamp (1952) is at the Ruiterskwartier in Leeuwarden. Kamp is a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD); he is the current Minister of Economic Affairs. The mural is meant to be a protest against the natural gas extraction in the north of the Netherlands. This process leads to about 50 earthquakes a year, causing damage to people's homes and other buildings. The most severe earthquake was in 2012 with 3.6 on the Richter scale.
The mural is signed by 'LJvanT' which stands for L.J. van Tuinen, a local (street) artist. You can find him on Facebook HERE.

I'm linking to Monday Mural

19 opmerkingen:

  1. So the green face is protest and not sea sickness. Interesting way of getting one's message across.

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  2. Moet zeggen dat ik het protest nog een beetje zwakjes vind in deze mural.

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  3. Een gaatje boren in zijn hoofd brengt hem misschien op nieuwe verhelderende inzichten :)

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  4. things are the same all over, it's all about the money

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  5. Very cool mural, I take it it depicts the guy getting a headache from the drilling

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  6. The artist is most talented, and makes his point about drilling for gas.

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  7. Wat mooi gedaan en een treffend portret ik herkende het direct. Mooie manier om te protesteren.
    Groet El

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  8. Ow -- that's awful that drilling and the mural definitely makes the point (and gives ME a headache looking at it and thinking about it). I always think we are the only country that has environmental problems -- I am sorry yours does too.

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  9. Interesting mural and it certainly does make the message quite clear.

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  10. The artist certainly did a good job both with the mural and with making his point. And your photo is now bringing awareness of the problem to a larger audience. Well done!

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  11. Is this kind of extraction the same as fracking: the injection of mystery chemicals with water to loosen gas reserves in geological layers. This process is causing dense cluster earthquakes in our Midwest. Oy! Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural

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