Een visueel memoir: opgedragen aan de vrouwen voor mij en met mij.
A memoir in works of art, dedicated to her: it’s her / in little brown and jade green / in wintertime / waiting for the things to come. I love her so much /
oil, charcoal, gesso, pigment on linen canvas, 92x105cm
A first worked-out painting of a serie of drawings I made in 2000, more than 20 years ago. It was at the Dance Academy in Arnhem, where I could join the modern and contemporary dance class Eszter gave. I sat on the dancefloor with my drawing stuff and all the dancers around me doing their exercizes. I remember the wonderful music of Mari Boine and the inspiring words Eszter called out during the workout, like: YOUR CENTER IS YOUR ENERGY / YOUR PARTNER IS YOUR ENERGY / TAKE YOURSELF WITH YOU / REALLY NICE AND JUMPY and so on....
Arnhem, May 2021
Sisters - a Conversation
oil and charcoal on paper, 70x100cm, May 2021
This work is a study on paper with charcoal and oilpaint. The two women sitting at a small table in a bar, remember me of my two sisters when they were young.
For this work I felt inspired by the painting 'Conversation' from Dora Maar(1937)
Myra - for the unknown -II
oil + pigments on paper, 70x120cm, November 2020
The unknown story of a college girl, back home in London, (probably) in the '50s
Myra - for the unknown -II oil + pigments on paper, 70x120cm November 2020
oilpaint on linen-70x70cm, 2018
Here we are: three precious girls made of jade. A selfportrait with my two sisters, together in a reddish room with touches of pink and green. The ultramarine frame makes us frozen in time.
Myra - for the unknown
oil on paper, 70x120cm, 2019
The unknown story of a college girl, a picture taken at Kensington Gardens, London, back in the '50s
Myra - for the unknown oil on paper, 70x120cm May 2019
The Great Recovery of a Young Girl
oil on paper, 70x120cm
- and here she is: isabella pen -
just sitting there / with her cat on her lap/ she comes in incense and patchouly / on a sunny afternoon / in the garden back home / in the faded colors of yesterday -
The Great Recovery of a Young Girl oil on paper, 70x120cm April 2019
pen and ink on paper
isabella pen looks at what's hers to be
- i did not know you before but there you where/
suddenly in front of my camera/
so close and so far away/