“And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!”
-Lewis Carroll, 1872
from the poem titled Jabberwocky, which is currently my son Stephan’s favourite poem, especially when his dad reads it to him with a Scotttish accent.
He sees monsters everywhere detail
Initially my eldest son, inspired this work, because he used to see ‘monsters’ everywhere. He is quite tall for his age, thus looks older than he is, and he doesn’t like sleeping. He is also blessed with a vivid imagination.
I am constantly amazed how two children from the same household can be so different from each other. Where Etienne is sensitive and fearful, his brother Stephan fierce and a handful. I say this in the most loving and respectful way. I love them both in every-way.
He sees monsters everywhere 2016
“”Introspection is a devouring monster. You have to feed it with much material, much experience, many people, many places, many loves, many creations and then it ceases feeding on you” -Anais Nin
who is the ass anyway detail
“Who is the ass anyway” will be hanging out with other monsters, misfits and mermaids in BaardskeerdersBos on the 22-23 of September 2018. I hope to see you there!
Who is the ass anyway 62 x 42 cm cotton thread batting and rubber (wood frame) 2016
If you cannot make it, don’t despair, for I am putting together a e-catalogue. If you wish to receive one, send me a message with your email address to be added to my mailing list. …Looking forward!
Lately I’ve been watching a series on Netflix called “Touch”. Today I would like to share a quote from season 1 episode 4, which really ‘touched’ me 😉
“The first transatlantic telegraph cable was made of 340 500 miles of copper and iron wire, designed to stretch 2876.95 miles along the ocean floor. Once the cable was in place, you could use electrical impulses and signal code to send any message you wanted to the other side of the world.”
Visual journal collage
“Human beings are hard wired with the impulses to share our ideas…and the desire to know we’ve been heard. It’s all part of our need for community. That’s why we’re constantly sending out signals and signs. It is why we look for them from other people. We’re always waiting for messages. Hoping for connection. And if we haven’t received a message it doesn’t always mean it hasn’t been sent to us. Sometimes it means we haven’t been listening hard enough.”
studio view – work in progress
“In spite of all our communication technology, no invention is as effective as the sound of the human voice. When we hear a human voice, we instinctively want to listen, in the hopes of understanding it. That’s because the human voice resonates differently from anything else in the world.”
“That’s why we can hear a singer’s voice over the sound of a full orchestra. We will always hear the singer, no matter what else surrounds it.”