This new mural by the award winning young Dutch artist JDL (aka Judith de Leeuw) in Amsterdam’s grand Central Station is appropriately titled Closer in Distance. The tryptic mural reads like stills in an animation, with two hand gradually getting closer to one another, loosely wrapped in bandages. The artwork is intended as a temporary placeholder for the new HIV/AIDS monument that will be installed soon at Amsterdam Central Station. JDL says that she is 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.