- Buggenhout produces work which resemble ruins using easily accessible material.
- Certainly- his work resembles the remnants of a site, of an aftermath of an explosion, eruption, earthquake or fire. I like how he has used something which upsets or unsettles as his source of inspiration, the result of a disaster. He reproduces it as if that memory is worth saving- as if it is something to be celebrated or valued.
- There is certainly a very rough and ready, rustic feel about his work. The sculpture looks distressed. Yet at the same time, being placed in a pristine white space and usually elevated, they become treated as if beautiful and poetic- like artefacts in a museum.
- However they are not artefacts- but fakes. Perhaps one day they will be considered artefacts? What makes an artefact?