Sculpting Nature

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 stopped in 2017.) 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.

Willow Trefoil Knot | Bridges 2020
Reed Pagode | National Tree Museum 2018
Tree Tangle | outdoor exhibition Wendeakker Lonneker 2018
Salicum Fructus | exhibition University Twente 2017

En faisant et en pensant…