Tag Archives: art

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

 
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

 
February 23, 2013

Stills

Still poems In a wintery mood accentuated by the whitish light outside that may announce some snow to come, I am struck by a book review about the Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto and his studies in black and white. The four Read more

 
February 7, 2013

Patterns

Gongadi Source   A few days ago an Indian friend attended me on an exhibition of rural weavings I had never heard about. Gongadi are blankets or heavy shawls woven with wool from the mainly black nalla-gorre sheep of the Read more

 
January 18, 2013

Doodles

The quality of a line   What is the difference between a line – and certainly characters – drawn by hand and in print? How come that in the first case there is an unmistakable warmth which is hard to Read more

 
January 10, 2013

green

Green, an assignment   On my daily walk in a more than familiar park I sometimes give myself a challenge: if I had to make a little book about this walk, what would I bring back? Previously I have gathered Read more

 
January 4, 2013

Style

Finding one’s own style   Looking through my library these days I found a book of drawing exercises done at art school under guidance of my favourite teacher. Her lessons would apply to any creative endeavour, I think, because she taught Read more

 
December 28, 2012

Imagination and play

Little monsters  The theme of imagination and play has not left me in the past weeks, as illustrated by hospital drawings, among others, which seem to have worried some of my friends recently. Sitting with the family around a Christmas Read more