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"Krekenlandschap" (Landscape of Creeks) and "Toevluchtsoord" (Sanctuary) (2022)

For a group exhibition during the Hoogtij Festival in Groede, The Netherlands, I made two drawings, each inspired by a poem by Groede based poets Dinie Sophie Fintelman, and Tijs van Bragt.

The original works were exhibited in Theo Jordans' studio.

Reproductions of all the works in the group show were simultaneously shown outside, attached to lamp posts in the Schuitvlotstraat and on the Markt, under the title: "Boulevard van de Verbeelding" (Boulevard of the Imagination).

Krekenlandschap (Landscape of Creeks)

Since the title of Dinie Sophie Dintelman's poem read: "Vandaag ben ik niet de zee" (Today I am not the sea), I chose to draw the landscape of the Drowned Land of Saeftinghe, as seen from above. Not the sea.

Pencil drawing. Colored pencil (Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901) on 300 grams Schut watercolor paper.

Dim. 30 x 40 cm (h x w); framed 40 x 50 cm.

 

Toevluchtsoord (Sanctuary)

There were several words in Tijs van Bragt's poem that inspired me to this drawing: "ark", "poplar", and "creek". One might expect a different outcome when reading the poem, but then, it's not a literal illustration.

Pencil drawing. Drawing pencil (Faber-Castell, HB) on 300 grams Schut watercolor paper.

Dim. 30 x 40 cm (h x w); framed 40 x 50 cm.

Dream Drawings Project: A Dream A Day / A Drawing A Day

(A daily project of dream-inspired drawings)

Because of my experiences with creative dreamwork, I know how the special feeling that creating something from your dreams can bring. So it was an easy decision to make a series of drawings that were inspired by my dreams: one every day.

I made this series of drawings from January 1, 2019 at home at my kitchen table, in order to maintain a creative flow, while looking for a new workspace to continue my larger projects.

In May of the same year it became increasingly difficult to continue this routine, and gradually it slowed down, until it stopped. But a series of more than 100 drawings, is still a series of more than 100 drawings.

Please click on the photos to see the full drawing.

Materials used: paper, pencil, watercolor, fountain pen, colored pencils ...

Dimensions: 10.5 x 14.8 cm.

A selection of these drawings have been printed on high quality paper.

 

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