Do you like my new fresh babies, below? I am in LOVE with them because they are so romantic, raw and unique. And did you see that there is no top or bottom? Both sides are special: there is no good or wrong. Only what you like better: upside or upside down?
The main materials that I use for my drawings are a variety of fine liners. In my exhibitions, I laser or print my illustrations on real wood, using screen printing techniques. I buy the wood at a local store in Utrecht that sells many different types of wood. This store is known for preserving the beautiful wood of local trees when they have to be cut down, giving the trees a second life. I only work with one tree at a time, to keep every illustration that is printed special and connected to the earth. Every illustration tells a story and so does the wood it has been printed on.
DO YOU LIKE MY NEW FRESH BABIES?
'THEY ARE SO ROMANTIC, RAW AND UNIQUE'
BOTH SIDES ARE SPECIAL BECAUSE THERE IS NO TOP OR BOTTOM. THERE IS NO GOOD OR BAD. ONLY WHAT YOU LIKE BETTER: UPSIDE OR UPSIDE DOWN?
AND DID YOU KNOW THAT:
THE MAIN MATERIALS THAT I USE FOR MY DRAWINGS ARE A VARIETY OF FINELINERS? IN MY EXHIBITIONS, I LASER OR I PRINT MY ILLUSTRATIONS ON REAL WOOD, USING SCREEN PRINTING TECHNIQUES. I BUY THE WOOD AT A LOCAL WOODSTORE IN UTRECHT THAT SELLS MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF WOOD. THIS STORE IS KNOW FOR PRESERVING THE BEAUTIFUL WOOD OF LOCAL TREES WHEN THEY HAVE TO BE CUT DOWN, GIVING THE TREES A SECOND LIFE. I ONLY WORK WITH ONE TREE AT A TIME, TO KEEP EVERY ILLUSTRATION THAT IS PRINTED SPECIAL AND CONNECTED TO MOTHER NATURE. EVERY ILLUSTRATION TELLS A STORY AND SO DOES THE WOOD IT HAS BEEN PRINTED ON.