The main focus in my work at the moment, is video. The handheld videos are shot mostly at an impulse with subjects varying from ocean/water related subjects, to hotel rooms, horses and windows. Visual poetry is how I'd like to describe the videos.
I am currently working on a video on race horses, called "You'd better run". A recent video that I just finished is "Recover", a poetic piece of a man in kayak who practises the so called 'eskimo roll'. I've got some video work still to be done on other subjects; a tropical island and windows in different countries in thew world..
Videos that are finished can be watched on Vimeo.
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My latest series of drawing work is 'The Old man and the Sea series". Inspired by Hemingway's novel, but most of all, by a lifelong love for the ocean, the drawings are very quiet and meditative. Drawn in pencil, each ripple, each line of the surface of the ocean is drawn with all the attention it deserves.
I represented DAiS (Dutch Artists in Singapore) at the Istana in Singapore where she meets President Tony Tan of Singapore, Queen Beatrix, Prince Willem Alexander & Princess Maxima of the Netherlands at the State Banquet.
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I made a series of seven large scale watercolour/charcoal drawings based on a texts from Miguel Covarrubias's book 'Island of Bali'. They are called "New mythologies; the Covarrubias series." The titles of the drawings are literally taken from the book, I interpreted's the texts in her own way, making it a story of her own. The book, which is a anthropological study of the island of Bali in the 1930's, written by artist Covarrubias, has texts which inspired me, who has a fascination for the Balinese/Indonesian culture since being an art student there in 1997-1998, to making complex drawings of often unexpected subjects.
Another series that I worked on is the "Ophelia series". This series of prints is inspired by Shakespeare's "The tragedy of Hamlet, prince of Denmark". Ophelia is a fictional character in the tragedy, who drowns in a river because of a broken heart. A fascination of faces/bodies floating in water brought me to Ophelia. Mainly because she is so at ease in the water, becomes one with it. I made a series of work inspired by Ophelia’s part in the play.
“Even in death Ophelia is figured as an erotic figure. Gertrude suggests that Ophelia's drowning was a passive death; like being a native creature in the water, she neglects to save herself from sinking. "And what is death but a long sleep, a most welcome forgetfulness