Set in semi-circular niches beside the front doors of most homes, these ground-level holes are often overlooked but also fascinate many people. They're actually  boot scrapers, used by visitors to clean the mud off their shoes before entering the house. They’ve been around since the 18th century and are almost like a predecessor to the modern door-mat. Like any functional piece of architecture, many of these iron pieces are highly decorative, complementing the overall design of the building they are attached to.

To give these historical memorabilia a new meaning: a community project transforms them in tiny artworks inspired by stories of the people who live there. To avoid spoilers and enhance the fun we don't share the exact location so you need to look for them. Happy hunting.

Our family has had music in its genes for several generations. We all play an instrument, violin, piano and cello, our daughter is depicted as a dancer but also sings.
Music is one of the strongest and most connecting forces. We can't imagine life without it.
Onze familie heeft muziek in de genen, al verschillende generaties. Wij bespelen allemaal een instrument, viool, piano en cello, dochterlief staat afgebeeld als danseres maar zingt ook. 
Muziek is een van de sterkste en meest verbindende krachten. We kunnen ons het leven zonder niet voorstellen. 

Created on January 27, 2021
Dendermondestraat 15, 2018 Antwerpen, Belgium

Hunted by Tim Marschang.