Tag Archives: book

October 22, 2017

LIVING IRON planned publication

The publication of LIVING IRON is at last in sight, planned for the autumn of 2018. We have reached the fundraising stage and will need all the support we can get to publish the truly beautiful and refined book we Read more

 
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

 
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

 
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 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 14, 2012

A drawing

Nick Wadley   An entry in the ‘books’ supplement of our daily newspaper shows an amazing sketch of a person drawing in bed in what must be a most uncomfortable position. The lines are simple, the scene is gripping, it could Read more

 
October 8, 2012

Inspiration: the small scale

Inspiration: the small scale   We’re often being taught to expand, to research new things, to think big. But what about remaining true, at least for a while, to the small scale? The painter Giorgio Morandi found repeated inspiration (and fame) Read more

 
September 20, 2012

Corrugated iron

The beauty of shacks   A rare sight in The Netherlands : half hidden behind a farmhouse, a crumbling hay barn. This country is generally so clean and organised that most people here would be shocked by my enthusiasm, of Read more