Henk Schouman was born in The Hague, The Netherlands. He has been living in Oudega, Smallingerland, Friesland, for 40 years now. Schouman is a versatile artist. He practices several art disciplines: pen, brush, pensil, collage, graphic printing techniques.
What connects al his work is a narrative character and a great imagination which is displayed in his prints, paintings and woodcarvings. This series tells his version of the Trojan Horse story.
In this version a wooden toy horse plays an important part, but the main question is “how is a story created?” A story that has been oraly transmitted for centuries. No one knows what really happened. “Het Paardje van Troje (The Trojan Horsy)” is the true story of the origin of a made -up story.