Voor de tekst in het Nederlands kies: Dutch
Acryl on canvas
80 by 30 cm
The above picture shows what I remember my self from the food-droppings or "voedseldroppings" in the Netherlands in the period between 2 and 7 May 1945 in Bussum when I was 3 years and 2 month old. The food-droppings in this case took place in Hilversum. The airplanes are USAAF airplanes.
The painting is a combination of 7 images. It is much more a round scenic view than a flat picture.
To complete this picture you can see my own feed at the bottom of the picture.
- At the right side is a table. I was playing (as I remember) under the table.
- At a certain maoment I was called from outside. I had to go through a door to the garden. This is depicted by the white window.
- The first two persons you see are my grandparents because the house where this took place, was where my grandparents lived in Bussum.
Besides them you see an image of my parents who I expect were also there. Behind them are trees, as I remember.
- Next I looked in the air and I saw airplanes. They were flying at a very low altitude. This is depicted in three images.
In reality there were more airplanes. They made a soft Brrr noise. That is the name of this picture: Brrr 1945
- The right image shows three airplanes which I saw at a far distance, from the west.
- The middle image shows an airplane at an angle of roughly 60 degrees, from the south.
- The left image shows an airplane (almost right above me) flying away, towards Hilversum in the east.
The airplanes were flying from west through the south towards the east.
Later I was told that the airplanes came from Sweden , but from my feelings that was wrong. The airplanes came from England. What came from Sweden was the flour to bake bread.
- At one moment I changed direction and I looked into the garden. I vividly remember that I could see almost until the horizon. Recently I visisted the house were this whole event took place and this is still true.
During Operation Manna or Chowhound 11 crew members died.
Let us remember them in silence.