Who shall I be, what shall I make me?
A series of A3 pencil drawings. In these drawings I am identifying with a doll I found at a flea market: a typical representation of a white, Western girl. She is a bit battered, awkward looking wearing a conservative stiff dotted dress. She is all I never wanted to be… I give her masks from all over the world and all cultures so she can pick and choose who she wants to be. She keeps the dress though: not able to loose or change her dna, cultural upbringing and past experiences.
Animal Dolls is a series of A3 riso-drawings / -prints of combinations of antique dolls and stuffed animals sbowing the animal nature of innocence.
Dolls & Masks, 2018
Dolls & Masks, 2018
A series of riso-prints who each have been invidiualised with drawing. Dolls are combined with masks and sometimes costumes of cultures from all over the world.
idi@Arnhem, Scratch Battle, 2011.
Bebe, the flying mermaid.
For this ‘scratch battle’ I scratched out the poster-image of Bebe, the flying mermaid.
Organised by the Independent Drawing (IDI) Initiative at the invitation of de Gemeenschap Beeldend Kunstenaars (GBK) at Willemsplein 3 in Arnhem.
Scratched out white paint on windows
Terugblik in kindertijd
Terugblik in kindertijd, 1998 & 2006.
‘Looking back at childhood’ showed semi transparent and fading ballpoint drawings and (teddy bear) blanket sculptures transforming the Ververs gallery in Amsterdam in my personal, but recognisable, so everybody’s, childhood universe.
all drawings are 100 x 75 cm., ballpoint on kite paper and are sealed.
‘t Fort (a drawing installation)
‘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.
Ceramic transfers, 2015-16
Ceramic prints – 2014 & 2015.
In 2014 I started with experimenting with printing (silkscreen) my own ceramic transfers. This lead to the series of ‘Garden lovers’ and ‘Wake up!’.
I also teach this technique in workshops for the Grafische Werkplaats.
The prints are used on divers old and new tableware.
Freaks of nature, 200-2001
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.
I dream of swimming – 2006.
In 2006 I participated in publishing ‘De Villa’. 5 artists formed ‘De Zuid-Hollandse stripclub’ and each produced a story in drawings all centered around a certain Villa. My contribution was an illustrated poem in English originally drawn in pencil. The book was printed (stencilled) by the Nijmeegse Universele/Knust.(www.extrapool.nl)
We held a book presentation at Quartair, Den Haag.