Zo verkruimelt het koekje, Basisschool De Buutplaats, Den Haag, 2005
Public art project - 35 Enamle plates of different sizes & a book (1000 copies)

As part of Stroom's 'Kunst op Haagse Scholen' - project Babette was asked to make an art work for primary school De Buutplaats in The Hague. For over a year Babette collected proverbs from different languages and cultures on the website www.nieuwenederlandsespreekwoorden.nl with the idea that if the children were confronted with these proverbs during their school time they could become 'New Dutch Proverbs'. Babette's drawings illustrate the new Dutch proverbs.
The proverbs & drawings were made into 35 enamle plates and now decorate primary school 'De Buutplaats'.

Rieme Gleijm designed a book with all the illustrated proverbs, which was given to all the children at the school.

The project was funded by The Mondriaan Stichting & gemeente Den Haag.

The AD/Haagse courant wrote about the project.

Go to the Dutch website of this project for many more images & much more information

10 of these enamel plates were on show in the Noordbrabants Museum in 2006

This project in Stroom's publication 'Buut! Kunst op Haagse Scholen'