Birds on tiles
Gijs van Wetten, who has since passed away, was not a professional artist. He was originally a tiler. As a fervent hobbyist, he did make ceramic objects. With success. Five of these works of art hang at the Kapelpad in Aarle-Rixtel. Only visible for people who walk or cycle there from the Dorpsstraat. Five birds are depicted on the five tiles. They include an eagle on a rock, an owl on a tree trunk, and a swan calmly swimming in the water. The tiles are actually hanging on the wall of a garage of the neighbouring house, the house where Gijs van wetten himself lived. But instead of being an ordinary wall, five niches have been bricked up, giving the whole thing a very beautiful look. A hidden gem in Aarle-Rixtel.