Who is Gerrit Mur
Following my scientific career at the Delft
University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands, where I was engaged in
"computational electromagnetics" (i.e. scientific research aiming at
computing electromagnetic fields in complicated geometries using fast computers
as accurately and as fast as possible), my long-standing passive interest in
three-dimensional art developed into a hobby and I started sculpting. Doing
this I can make use of both my technical education and experience, and the
spatial insight my work continuously required as well as produced.
As a sculptor I am primarily an autodidact
and I mainly work with the materials alabaster, serpentine, various kinds of
marble, onyx and the beautiful Belgian black "marble", a kind of
limestone also referred to as Noir de Mazy. My sculptures are figurative,
abstract or geometric, the latter being inspired by my scientific work.
For my artistic development, however, I followed courses modelling
in clay or wax by Johanna van Dongen at the Vrije
Akademie in Delft, Paola en
Fréderic Steffen sculptureart-Ardèche, France, the Delft artist Cor Dam, again at the Vrije Akademie
Delft, and finally a course sculpting from the beeldhouwwinkel in Scheveningen. At
present I follow a course "Sculpting in stone" given in Delft by Danielle Jacquinot.This site in meant
to give relatives, friends, people interested in sculpting and fellow
pensioners an idea of the exciting things one can do being retired. But also my
former colleagues can find me here.
You can contact me by email@example.com.