At this moment I am literally obsessed with pencil shavings! I even dream about pencil shavings. Right now they are my main material.
I spend my time looking for the right pencils, with the right kind of wood, the right colors and the right amount of gloss. Then I look for the best price to buy them in bulk. I look for the best sharpeners. The thickness of the wood and the edges have to be just right. When I find the right sharpener, I buy more then one. They ware out in about one or two weeks. I tend to overuse them a bit.
Then I sharpen hundreds of pencils and use the shavings for my artwork. My fingers are blistered from it, but I can't stop. I also keep the sharpened points, just in case I might want to use them one day. You don't want to know what I keep as art material. I have a garage full of “materials”, most people will probably think it is garbage, until they see what I can make of it.
Here are some pictures of what I make of pencil shavings and the process of making it. I hope you like it. Please let me know, I enjoy your feedback!
PENCIL SHAVINGS 2
51 cm x 51 cm
PENCIL SHAVINGS 2 , detail
Work in Progress, 83 cm x 69 cm.
To be continued...
Hello my dear followers!
More than a month has passed since we have launched my new website.
I'm so happy to see that people from all over the world are finding their way to my digital portfolio.
Thank you for all the compliments on social media and in real life!
If you like my website and my work, please feel free to spread the word...
This month I arranged a new exhibition at dental practice Den Otter.
The past three years I have established several expositions at this beautiful location, changing it every six months.
I have exhibited both my own work and work from other artists. While working on these exhibitions I got inspired to make some exclusive works using teeth and toothbrushes as materials. You can view them at the dental practice or take a look at this virtual gallery!
While making these objects I kept asking myself if this truly represented my work as an artist, I'm still not really sure.
What do you think? Feel free to let me know!
See you next month,
I am glad to see that you have found your way to my new website.
This section is the blog section where I will – guess what? – blog. At least every month.
Slowly I'm picking up my work where I left off, before giving birth to my now three year old son.
He has been both a challenge and an inspiration for my work as an artist.
I suddenly was making stuff for him instead of making art.
On the other hand, he showed me what it is like to be wondered and amazed again! I am so thankful for that.
I hope to show you a lot of my amazement in the near future.
For now, please take a virtual look at my work and feel free to let me know what you think and feel!
Detail of "What's Your Point?", click on the image for more!