THE BLUE BOOK, 2017-19
More soon on the website ~ work/edit in progress
Mixed Media & Collage (acrylic, printing ink, oil stick, glue, various papers)
I created this series of works during my studio-residency at Olho de Boi in Almada/Lisbon.
The time and space to work there offered me the chance to experiment with other techniques/media than those I usually use and to tap into the realm of more haptic processes and materials.
The works may often appear painterly, the gestures and processes however were for me very much conntected to and echoing the process of writing and editing – something I´m well used to with words – with content that escapes the rigid structures of language.
I´m now finishing these different series as well as extending inspirations that have their roots in the experience there. The works are very much influenced by the location of my studio close to the water, by the tide, the (night) sky and exploring my relationship to inner and outer landscapes.
Some of the works are nonverbal "Letters to myself" while others are communicating in a more direct way and are influenced by texts and language as well, amongst others by an old Portuguese school book which I randomly found in my studio.
I`m currently working on a new publication that contains work from this studio residency and a selection of my English poems, revolving around water, the feminine, creation, sensuality, memory and dream... (current status: first draft ready)
I´m also planning a small publication regarding the studio residency and the works created there.