Tagged: Netherlands

December 8, 2012

Snow

Today we are hulled in snow. Contrasts in shapes and lines are amplified, and trees and bushes look suddenly beautiful no matter how unkempt they normally are. This is what I have found within two hundred square meters.

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September 20, 2012

Corrugated iron

A rare sight in The Netherlands : half hidden behind a farmhouse, a crumbling hay barn. This country is generally so clean and organised that most people here would be shocked by my enthusiasm, of course, and this shed is certainly becoming dangerous to use. But my heart made a…

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August 24, 2012

Pruning

There are a few books I particularly like on the subject of writing. Ernest Hemingway On Writing is one of them, mainly with excerpts from his letters, and Stephen King On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. Both…

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February 27, 2012

Birth of the Visual Legacy Foundation

The contrast between my books appears sometimes to be confusing. There is a leading thread, however, as each one is the result of a largely visual coup de foudre. I didn’t plan to go to India, I was invited and once there, it struck me deep. I never thought I…

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December 11, 2011

Art school again

The Artibus art academy in the Netherlands stood on its own in the ’90s because it firmly believed that one should not have to choose, at the start of art training,¬†between drawing and painting on the one hand and sculpture-related subjects on the other. Their programme was founded on a…

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