For Edition #7, Peter creates a ghostly, blue-purple illuminated pavilion that resembles the remains of a lost cathedral in the water of the Herengracht. The work, PORTAM CIVITATIS, is recognizable by the material, the weaving technique of the rope and the recurring Gothic architectural elements. It looks like a 3D blueprint.
Peter builds his architecture-like constructions, designed in his personal, imaginative design language, himself. He finds it important that his installations are not 'just' objects: they have to touch you and stimulate your imagination.
Peter Snijder gets his inspiration from architecture, church rituals and liturgical objects. Peter: "In addition, I am always looking for the beauty of lines in, for example, landscapes and vistas. But also in random things, like finding a little rock. The philosophical approach is a constant in my work. As I immerse myself in the meaning or the philosophy of my work, I seek inspiration in music."