Natuurlijk Werk | Nature Works

natuurlijkwerkportret hedy en elsbeth
Selfie Natuurlijk Werk | Hedy Hempe & Elsbeth Cochius

In September 2003, together with my colleague Elsbeth Cochius, I started a process in which nature is a source of inspiration and a workplace for discovering structures and systems and creating natural objects in the landscape. Working in nature takes an important place in our lives. It is an interaction between us and nature, and also a mutual interaction. Our sense of proportions of shape and color and the use of primal techniques, such as stacking and braiding, has clearly developed in recent years. But perhaps even more important is that working in nature makes us ‘complete’ people. At least, that’s our experience. Because of the unrestrained enthusiasm that every time again bubbles up in us – while doing, a kind of primal feeling takes over from us – it seems as if we are constantly unconsciously ‘inspiring’ our objects.

Takkenknoop Witteveen | september 2016
Knot of tree trunks & large branches, Witteveen | Natuurlijk Werk 2016