Last year Ken Zier participated in the 33rd International Marine Art Exhibition in Mystic Seaport north of New York. The exhibition was followed by another exhibition “Marine Miniatures” where Ken participated with two small works. The exhibition ran til 7 April. The invitation to this exhibition gave Ken the idea for a new type of paintings “Mantelpiece Blocks” which are small works painted on a black angular block that can stand on the mantelpiece or it can hang on the wall. The blocks each measure 12x17x3.5cm. Price is euro 200.00 each.