'Love will come to the hart, but like a refugee...' (Leonard Cohen)
In 2016 I stayed a week in Idomeni /Greece, in a refugee camp.
I worked with children giving creative workshops in a tent.
Shocked by the circumstances and impressed by the spirit of the people.
I wanted to share this experience. Back home I designed and presented,
together with a poet and a journalist, an event involving paintings and
poems with the public.
Farewell, don't look back; Stella Maris or Water-grave;
Eternal Track for Freedom; Starvation upon Abundance.
Triple-Trip to Ireland: a magical experience
Three inspiring creative workshops given by 3 Dutch couples who settled down
in the nature of Southern Ireland, escaping consumer lifestyle back home.
Titles of 7 intuïtive paintings:
Playfull Connection; From dawn to dusk; Four elements and One;
FourSeasons; Inner Light; Suppleness and Strength.
Desert Sand Paintings
During a cross-country trip to Yemen and later during a walking tour through
the Sinaï desert I collected coloured sand, crumbling from the rocks through erosion,
resulting in these paintings.
Tribal city SADA in northern Yemen; Sand Coloration;
Shadow Empire (Irak war 2003); Dance of the Floating Islands; Footprint.