De Zwolse Cobra 2014-2018

Dennie Boxem is very proud to see De Zwolse Cobra in the book 111 plekken in Zwolle die je gezien moet hebben (111 places in Zwolle you must have visited) amongst beautiful historical buildings and must-see’s in Zwolle. The sculpture is 5,2 by 3,1 meters (204,7 by 122 inch) and made of ceramics and marble on a curvy brick wall.


The mosaic cobra ornaments the artists garden. When Dennie met his future-wife Paula, she had here immigration papers for Barcelona ready. There wasn’t really anything else to do then build her a tribute to Gaudí to get her to stay. Dennie’s brother Robbie bricked the curvy wall in the summer of 2014. With a little bit of help; the one blue brick was laid by Dennie’s daughter Deena at the age of six (01-08-’14). This blue brick was going to be the tip of the tail, even though the design for the cobra was nowhere near ready. Father-in-law Gerard Arkes plastered of the wall. Every summer Dennie mosaicked in a Mediterranean pace till the cobra was finished in the summer of 2018.

Paula stayed.

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