This collection of sculpture is a playful preoccupation with fantasies and allegories starting with Adam and Eve and following the course of the apple. Adam and Even in Eden. Salome and John the Baptist in Heaven. Cain and Abel in Hell. The empty Ark, an enigma in Limbo. Only Johnny Appleseed saw that the future lies in the seed, not in the apple.
Excerpt from the Jan De Swart: New Works, 1973-1976 exhibition catalog