Dutch Dolmen: D54 Havelte-O, The Hunter
“D54 Havelte-O, The Hunter” gives a look at one of the Dutch dolmens. In addition, we see a schematic representation of what may have been a contemporary of the builders. Like a transparent ghost, this hunter kneels besides the remains of the burial mound where he buried his ancestors thousands of years ago. He was one of the first farmers in this region. Nevertheless, his family also lived from his hunting and his wife’s gathering.
D54 Havelte-O, The Hunter
The Netherlands have just over fifty dolmens. They are all – except one – in the province of Drenthe. D54 Havelte-O is the highest in numbering. It lies close to D53 Havelte-W in a hilly landscape that took its shape in the ice age. The two prehistoric buildings are a bit out of direction compared to other dolmens. The ride to it is nevertheless very worthwhile. The nature around the Havelterberg is beautiful, as are the burial mounds that you can find there.
For this series I first drew the dolmens with watercolor pencils. Then I added the schematic figures and the contours with fineliner pen. The choice of the figures was a purely intuitive process. Water color and fineliner pen on paper, 20,3 x 12,7 centimeters.
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