Tag Archives: Zeeland

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

 
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

 
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

 
August 24, 2012

Pruning

There are a few books I particularly like on the subject of writing. Ernest Hemingway On Writing is one of them, mainly with excerpts from his letters, and Stephen King On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. Both books show Read more

 
July 21, 2012

Inspiration. Beach collections.

Rust, blues and greens This summer I see rusty colours wherever I go. It is the theme of my daily (pre)occupation.   Large steel tubes for a North Sea wind turbine   Recently, a short stay on the beach…   Read more

 
May 4, 2012

Rust and art

Since I began this journal three months ago, I’ve intended to write about my current book project, Living Iron. The idea was to present it in a logical order, following the development of my research and adventures until today. That Read more

 
February 27, 2012

Birth of the Visual Legacy Foundation

  The contrast between my books appears sometimes to be confusing. There is a leading thread, however, as each one is the result of a largely visual coup de foudre. I didn’t plan to go to India, I was invited Read more

 
February 7, 2012

Looking back #6: Inspiration for ‘A Resistible Force’

Today, while the Dutch are keeping their fingers crossed for the first chance of a Elfstedentocht after fifteen years and people have taken out their ice skates all over the Netherlands, I remember freezing but sunny days on the Zeeland Read more