The Underworld silkscreen prints series is printed on fabrics in layers using natural inks. At the start of the Covid pandemic in 2019 I have started to experiment with making my own natural inks, mainly from plants. The layers create depth and texture which are enhanced by embroidery. Moving shadows & dancing light spots.
‘T Fort, Monster, 1998.
A drawing installation in an empty house full of memories, waiting to be upgraded and occupied again. Based, but warped in reconstruction, on my own memories and childhood photographs.
Pencil and crayon drawing on wall and floor and sealed ballpoint drawings and a wet toy rabbit.
Memories drawings – 1998-2006.
Ballpoint drawings on kite paper.
My own childhood memories form the base for these drawings, triggered by photographs and drawings from that period. (most of) The drawings are made on transparent kite paper to relate to the furtiveness and inaccuracy of memories. They are drawn in layers in ballpoint so that they too, as memories do, change, bleach out and disappear as time goes by.
Freaks of nature / Growths – 2000-2001.
Pencil drawings on paper.
A series of drawings made after a trip through Australia in 2000. The light and climate in Australia is hard and that creates many contrasts. In these drawings I looked at the Australian landscape on a micro-level to explore the following dualistic values of it:
soft and hard
light and dark
sharp and vague.
I took small natural objects as a starting point: photographed or taken as a souvenir.
Shadow drawings – 1997/1998.
Drawings in pencil or ballpoint on paper, kite paper (transparent) or directly on the wall (or floor).
The drawings are trying to capture the shifting fleetfulness and movement of shadows. Wherever there is light, there is shadow. You can be in it and it feels deep and endless, but just a little light will dispel it. In this series I have experimented to get depth in the drawing while keeping it flat. In june 1998 I created a shadow-memory-drawing installation for the exhibition ‘t Fort in a house at the Krusemanstraat, Den Haag.