For the art route, Rijcken made a “prehistoric rock painting” with paints, charcoal and chalks that could also have been used thousands of years ago. In five images, Rijcken jumps through history.

The message he shares for future generations is not a happy one: “As humanity, we don’t seem to understand that we are part of nature, that we are supported by nature and dependent on nature. If we really understood that, we would not be where we have brought the world today.”


Olivier Rijcken, born 1967 in Aduard (Netherlands), is an illustrator and artist. He draws attention to the perspective of a more just and sustainable world through his art, his dolers and the visualization of change and learning processes.

Since 2011 he has been engaged in making dolers: painted on walls, cut into wood, raked on sandy beaches or mowed on lawns. He did this in various locations in Norway, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Ethiopia. One of the challenges for him is to use only environmentally friendly materials and interventions.