Based on ‘polycromia’, a revival of a medieval technique, which is pure pigments on gold foil, applied in a contemporary way.
ABOUT THE WORK
What is art without a message? As long as I can remember I have been a woman and artist. Enraptured... Read More
What is art without a message?
As long as I can
remember I have been a woman and artist. Enraptured by techniques, I
am a photographer by trade (studied in Belgium) and took courses in
medieval painting techniques (at one of the two schools in the world,
in Portugal). I was born in The Netherlands, lived in various
countries around the world and since October 2017 in Saudi Arabia.
About the series:
Holy Mountains, the Top is not the Target, seeking the Right Path is.
Standing in front of
any mountain we human beings feel the urge to reach its peak. It can
be for something profane like having a better view of its
surroundings or, if the mountain has an extra value like a religious
one, to come closer to God or the closest to heaven. A Holy Mountain
is a site of revelation and inspiration, a source of power which is
to be revered and awed and tower as such over us. If and how we can
reach the top depends on the paths we choose.
Metaphor: the paths
are never straight or easy, but winding and often unexpectedly steep
and rough. The probability of reaching our target depends wholly on
the choices we make in life. Every person must face the path up the
mountain alone, and every one of us is accountable for one's choices.
The right path is
living according to the right values and principles which is
constitutive of one’s character and the highest function as a
rational human being. I am convinced that all of us are being born
with the innate desire to be just, to do the right thing in life,
especially towards others. We human beings have free will, and we
alone will be responsible for the choice of action we take, our
achievement or failure to be judged at the end of lives by God or by