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.
In de weekenden van 25-26 juni & 2-3 juli ’22 is er kunst te zien in de tuinen bij VTV Mariahoeve, Den Haag. Daar kun je ook mijn (Terror)vogels zien, een wens in 1 van de gevleugelde buisjes van ‘I wish’ in de wensboom/struik doen en mijn ‘Freaks of nature’ 3D schetsen (zie ook de Freaks of nature tekeningen op deze site) bekijken in het boeken-leenkastje.
At the weekends of June 25-26 & July 2-3 you can enjoy art at the gardens of VTV Mariahoeve, The Hague. You’ll find my (Terror) birds there and can put a wish in one of the winged tubes of ‘I wish’ in the wishing tree or view my ‘Freaks of nature’ 3D sketches (you may enjoy the Freaks of nature drawings also on this site) in the free books cabinet.
Knotted is a series of masks made of spool knitted cotton which is then knotted and sewn together. I started these series during the Covid-19 pandemic (2020 / ’21). The masks are a way to hide feelings, but at the same time can be very revealing…
In 2020 I made a series of masks in which I investigate my personal emotions, reactions and thoughts about the Civis-19 pandemic. Since most of them are made during lock-down I have mainly used materials I had lying around my studio and home.
In 2017 I have worked at TextielLab in Tilburg. There I have translated a Cityscape drawing into a wall tapestry: Cityscape Tapestry (TexLab) 1. In it I combined several techniques: the base is woven and on top of this I ‘pinned’ with embroidered circles a laser-cut layer. I also made 3 Cityscape plaid & pillow sets.
In 2019 I returned to work at TextielLab to make 4 more Cityscape wall hangings. Again I combined several techniques in them: weaving, laser-cutting, knitting, cable making.
Thanks to Textiellab & St. Stokroos for making this project possible.
Cityscape tapestries 2017, 94 x 140 cm.
An ongoing series of layered cityscapes with a silkscreen printed base on fabrics. Cityscapes 1, 2, 3 were presented in a pop-up exhibition during the Design Kwartier festival in Den Hague in May 2017 on the invite of the Grafische Werkplaats where I did the printing for them.
‘scape trials at the Analog Textiel Festival, 2014.
For the Analog Textile Testival in 2014 (organised and hosted by the Grafische Werkplaats) I made a series of ‘scapes with newly learned silkscreen techniques. Learned them from Daniel Henry during a workshop at this festival. The ‘scapes trials were presented during an exhibition at Hoop Warenhuis, Den Haag.
Also presented at the Mr Weiss exhibition in 2015 at Binckhorstlaan 215, Den Haag.
Silkscreen prints on fabrics, mostly 45 x 45 cm.
The presentation form can vary.
There are also a couple of hangings and ‘carpets’ that went with the presentation at Hoop Warenhuis.
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, 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.
Teddy bears, 2008 & .
The teddy bear: thè ultimate stuffed animal from our childhood days. An object without a will upon wich we project all our love and hate, dreams and fears. For a while. Then we grow up and dump Teddy: used up and no longer wanted. How would the bears look when all that they have absorbed in that time would be visible?
Teddybears, big and small, made from second hand blankets. Variations on the traditional pattern of the original Teddy bear. I made the small ones for the exhibition ‘Terugblik in kindertijd’ at Ververs and the big ones for the performance of the ‘Foolish People’ called ‘Terra Extremitas’ at the docks in Amsterdam.