April In Mij. A new spring, new beginnings.
This feeling I get every time I start a new work of art. The cycle of the seasons starts all over again.
I make Mixed Media Textile collages full of color and modern embroidery and 3-D woven wallhangings. I love experimenting and combining all kinds of textile techniques and often use fabrics from the past.
I work in series and in my artworks colors, structures and nature are starring.
My inspiration comes from everything I see around me in nature close by, like grasses, mosses, leaves, birds, plants, flowers and insects.
For my textile collages I often use textiles with a history, like old French linnen and old embroideries. This is my canvas that I paint, and print with my drawings and pictures. By embroidering and adding texts which pop up while working, I connect these stich by stitch to a new entirety.
My daily walks sometimes unexpectedly bring me at places where it seems no hand of man has ever touched it, where everything still grows and lives undisturbed. This is what I try to catch in my weavings. Wild nature, a seemingly chaos full of life, full of power. The rough, but also the fragile in all its detail. Growth, decline, destruction and growth again.
Here you can see an impression of my work.
I make my art in my workshop April In Mij in Borssele, The Netherlands.
If you are interested in my artworks, please send me a message.