July 6, 2016

Authenticity

Two years have passed since my last blog post. Two years filled with books and some unexpected hurdles on the way. Meanwhile LIVING IRON, about the rich diversity of iron and the visual appeal of rust, has continued to grow Read more

 
November 19, 2013

Magic

What do we see in certain things?     One of my favourite objects in my studio is just a piece of crushed wrapping paper. It came to me as the padding around a book sent by mail in a box, Read more

 
October 8, 2013

Autumn

Constructions of the mind     Could it be that ‘it’ was in the air? That we walk around with themes that unconsciously develop in our head until they are ‘ripe’ to be triggered? This morning my eye was caught Read more

 
July 30, 2013

Bricks and iron

Building blocks   No time to write long blog posts: I am in the process of giving birth to a book! But my eye continues to travel and this is what I have collected rcently. The brick walls of a Read more

 
June 26, 2013

A journey

On a journey While I’m plunged in the preparations of Living Iron these days, my blog has seemingly come to a standstill so this is more an update for friends who may find me a little unfaithful. When this book project began I Read more

 
April 30, 2013

Ferns

Ferns   Karl Blossfeldt, Adiantum Pedatum (maidenhair fern) My walk today was meant to be a break from nineteenth century steel. It led me unexpectedly to early twentieth century wrought iron. After a long winter the ferns are unfurling from a sea Read more

 
April 12, 2013

Meditation

Two and a half trees… a meditation   Today I realised once more how any walk clears my head and how little one needs to feel fed. I went out with my faithful companion, the eye of my mobile phone, and before Read more

 
April 6, 2013

Bricks

   Brickwork… and the use of iron in architecture   These days I’m reading about the use of iron in early architecture, especially since a group of researchers has found a way to reveal the DNA of ancient pieces of Read more

 
March 22, 2013

Inspiration

   …. once more   ‘The more diverse the life of the mind, the better the chances are that your inspiration will be protected’ writes Rainer Maria Rilke to Elisabeth Ephrussi in The Hare with the Amber Eyes. I think Read more

 
March 16, 2013

Old iron

Ancient metallurgy   I’m plunged in the early days of iron production about which lots of research have been done over the past twenty years. Iron is generally not the most admired of metals and when I called a Dutch Read more