About This Work

The quiet of a small Dutch town, far from the nearest highway, could represent all continuation we so often seek in life. And yet, there is a multi-level reality behind the image. The tower is the town hall in front of which, in 1591, the last witch was burned in the Netherlands. Pragmatic as always, the Dutch strangled Marigje Arriens as a merciful act before burning her. There are thus hidden depths in the seeming calm of the quiet canal and sleepy town: metaphors for humanity abound in this image.


11x14" or 12x18" Giclée print, Ready to Frame - limited edition of 500 prints – $45

11x14" or 12x18" Giclée print, Framed - same limited edition of 500 prints – $99

20x30" Acrylic - limited edition of 100 prints – $479

30x40" Acrylic - limited edition of 50 prints – $749

Other formats available on request—please enquire.

Dutch Canal, Schoonhoven

Limited Edition

About The Artist

Michael Willems is an internationally known award-winning photographer. His creative vision is shaped by his experiences: having worked in 49 countries, he sees beauty in everyday situations and is passionate in sharing it.