Marjon Katerberg. Amsterdam, Holland.
Marjon is an international sand sculptor since 1991. She has traveled the world to places like China, Russia, Portugal, Spain and North America. This is her first showing in Jesolo, but we hope she will come back again.
Like many of the artists here, she works for various sand sculpture companies as a freelance trowel for hire. She works well equally by herself or directing dozens of carvers and laborers all at the same time. She also has vast experience in the teaching/training aspects, as well as in pre planning, design, and field operations that include labor engineering for the advance preparation work (pound-ups) on large sand sculpture jobs.
She was one of three field operatives at Jesolo this year (with Mark Anderson and Rich Varano) supervising the local labor crew in doing all the pound-ups for the sculptures you see here.
When not on a beach or in sand somewhere else, she can be found in her studio where she also enjoys painting. She also travels to do Ice and snow sculpting too. Many of these are on a very large scale.
|1.) Early Comedy
Sculpted by Marjon Katernberg - Holland
In the early days of film, all subjects were covered in the movies. Documentaries were popular, but fiction was the primary entertainment value of cinema, even from the start. And comedy was King.
In the era of silent film, many performers crossed over from the stage venue of “Vaudeville” where comedy also played a large role in entertainment.
A couple of big names of the day were Harold Lloyd, and Charlie Chaplin, most noted for his role as the Little Tramp. In 1929 Chaplin won a special award "for versatility and genius in writing, acting, directing and producing” in The Circus at the first Oscar awards in 1928 Chaplin died in his sleep from old age on Christmas day in 1977
After “Talkies” came into existence, many more comedy acts from Vaudeville made the jump to cinema. Some of the early classics are Laurel and Hardy, as a bumbling pair of miscreants. And, the Marx Brothers, a trio (and occasionally foursome) of madcap loonies that got into all sorts of mischief in films of the 30’s and 40’s.