No title, oil on canvas, 3x 50x50 cm. (triptych) (2022)
Nature offers vastness or seclusion.
The way I approach nature has gradually changed in a more metaphysical view.
The emphasis is on the experience of nature such as beauty, silence, mystery or vulnerability.
In recent years the trees in my work have become important. We learn more and more
about the forests and the underground world of trees with their network of roots and fungi.
Yet forests are increasingly disappearing. Old woods are replaced by 'compensation
forests', all the trees planted in straight lines. This, while humans have a growing need for nature to relaxe
and breathe. Or, as Friedrich Nietszche says:
'We are so fond of being out among nature, because it has no opinion about us.'
Trees are the heart and lungs of the earth.