Maurice left home for a place that he wasn’t familiar with. Within the first week, he found his first job. He started to work at Ülgens Model Workshop, helping build model boats. He bargained well, however, and in return, received a promise to help him build a boat. Together they built his own reconstruction of ‘the Ocean Wave’, the boat Dutch artist Bas Jan Ader disappeared within 1975.
Bas Jan Ader became a myth and source of inspiration for future generations of artists, connecting also global arts to the universal stories of coastal communities about lost men at sea.