Living Data 2013 Exhibition, Sydney Australia

Posted on Sep 27, 2013 0 comments

Living Data 2013 Exhibition, Sydney Australia

Ocean Veil and Luminous Specimens I & II were pieces I made for the Living Data exhibition on ocean science and climate change. I made a suspended mesh printed with pattern of diatoms, small marine algae that are at the bottom of the food-chain and are threatened by warming and acidification of the ocean: Organised by Lisa Roberts from the UTS Sydney, Living data program: The installation crew at the Muse gallery did a great job in installing and lighting Ocean Veil ! It is cyclindrical in shape, like a plankton collecting net.The...

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Art and Bacteria in Heidelberg, Germany

Posted on Mar 17, 2013 0 comments

Art and Bacteria in Heidelberg, Germany

In february 2013, I was an invited speaker for an EMBO Workshop-Conference in Heidelberg, Germany. A year before the conference, I received an email from Dr. C. Jogler, who was very interested in my etching of Planctomyces Maris, which is part of the Symbiogenesis print. He wanted to know, why I had chosen this bacterium and how I applied the detail on the bacterium, as ” the so called craterifrom structures that give rise to the tube like structures look exactly like the structures you have drawn -sorry, etched. This is remarkable,...

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Grafisch Atelier Alkmaar, residency and exhibition in The Netherlands

Posted on Nov 9, 2012 0 comments

Grafisch Atelier Alkmaar, residency and exhibition in The Netherlands

Exhibition and Residency, Alkmaar, the Netherlands.     In September 2012, I had the opportunity to exhibit and work in Grafisch Atelier Alkmaar, a printmaking studio in Alkmaar, the Netherlands. The studio is housed in a lovely three-story Art Nouveau-style school, a heritage building in the historic heart of the city. During my two-week residency I worked on a large litho-stone, and I also experimented with photo-polymer plate etchings.   ...

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EMMA International Collaboration in the boreal forest of Saskatchewan, Canada

Posted on Nov 9, 2012 0 comments

EMMA International Collaboration in the boreal forest of Saskatchewan, Canada

Ness Creek, Saskatchewan, August 2012.   In August 2012, I participated for the first time in Emma International Collaboration, a great event in the boreal forest of Saskatchewan. The brainchild of Mike Hosaluk and a circle of close wood-turning friends, this event happens every two years at Ness Creek in Northern Saskatchewan. One hundred artists from Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand, gather here for a week to create art and collaborate! ...

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Plastic Culture. LRT exhibition, Calgary

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 0 comments

Plastic Culture. LRT exhibition, Calgary

Open Spaces Exhibition, West LRT Platform Calgary.   Eveline Kolijn’s installation Plastic Culture features ten colourful prints from her Plastic Fungus series and constructed organisms created from found synthetic objects such as yogurt containers. Referencing fungi, which are agents of decomposition, the artist brings attention to plastic as a problematic waste material. The installation as a whole is intended to make the viewer “more aware of the actual technological value of this material and be less thoughtless and...

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Kelp & Tidepools along British Columbia’s Pacific Rim

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 0 comments

Kelp & Tidepools along British Columbia’s Pacific Rim

I have been re-reading Steinbeck after a trip to the beautiful Pacific Rim coast of Vancouver Island, last summer. The catalyst was another book, which was a biography of Ed Ricketts. I found it in the giftshop of an outfitter, after a beautiful daytrip of kayaking into Clayoquot Sound. Ricketts was a marine biologist, and early ecologist. He foresaw the collapse of the sardine industry in the 60’s. He also was a very good friend and muse of John Steinbeck and...

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Coral and Limestone Gargoyles

Posted on Dec 15, 2011 0 comments

Coral and Limestone Gargoyles

When I visited Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, in 2011, I was fascinated by the unfinished, first and oldest Cathedral of the Americas. First building activities were started by Governor Diego Colon, Christopher Columbus’s son, around 1510. Outside the building, we found a row of gargoyles, which were obviously carved from local limestone, because the fossilized corals were clearly visible in the sculptures, giving them very interesting additional layers of meaning. The gargoyles prompted me to make a series of...

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