JDL Reaches Out at Amsterdam Central Station

When you are in trouble, reach out!  You don’t have to do it alone. That is the sentiment you may think of when regarding this new mural by JDL (Judith de Leeuw) in Amsterdam.

The three frame story reads like stills in an animation, with two hand gradually getting closer to one another, loosely wrapped in bandage.

JDL. “Closer in distance”. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (photo courtesy of the artist)

Intended as a temporary placeholder for the new HIV/AIDS monument that will be installed soon at Amsterdam Central Station, JDL says that she’s depicting the relationships between people who are ill and their loved ones.

“Illness often isolates, but also brings people closer together,” says the artist. “This piece is a symbol and a celebration of the love that grows at the edge of the abyss.”

The three separate frames will be placed around the station at the projects’ end.

JDL would like to thank her assistant painter on this project, James Jetlag.