Art of Nature

Willow cocoons around a pine tree | Kunst onder de Bomen – Vilsteren 2018
Reed pillars and willow tubes at the bridge of sewage plant of Leeuwarden | 2018

In September 2003 I was interested 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. (I started together with a fellow artist, but the collaboration Natuurlijk Werk recently stopped this year.) Working in nature takes an important place in my live. It is an interaction between me and nature. My 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 me  a ‘complete’ human being. At least, that’s my experience. Because of the unrestrained enthusiasm that every time bubbles up – while doing, a kind of primal feeling takes over while working – it seems as objects unconsciously getting inspired.

Reed bundles at National Tree Museum | 2018
Gigant willow cocoon | exhibition University Twente 2017