In 2023 I created a body of work in collaboration with the composer Janneke Moes. Our work, titled “A Whisper of Hope” will consist of my work and Janneke’s multiple choir composition. In this series on blog I’d like to take you on a tour of my work and my experiences.
“A Whisper of Hope” will performed on December 9 and 10, 2023 in Zeist and Amersfoort (The Netherlands). You can buy tickets (including the Christmas concert) here:
My works will also be shown from 1-30 December in the Noorderlichtkerk in Zeist. For those of you who cannot make it, I will create an online exhibition. After the performance I will also share a recording of the composition by Janneke.
"A Whisper of Hope I"
70×100 cm., oil on panel
As much as I struggled with the concept of hope in the early stages of this project, the more clear it became to me what a privilege it is. To have the place, the time and the safety to consider such things.
My one figure looking to the left, their hand open, asking: “Where do I have to look for hope?”
The other figure facing the right, eyes closed and comfortable: “If you find it, wake me up ok?”.
But where do you look for hope, when there is no one to turn to? When the world around you has failed you and stripped you of all basic comfort?
Do you look inside? To your heart that once knew love? Do you look up, to the sky or beyond, waiting for…?
What is hope worth, without the people around us that reflect it?
It was an immense honour to be able to construct and share with you, these thoughts that occupy me while I paint. Thank you for being with me on this journey.
Details & purchase information
70×100 cm (27×39 in) oil on aluminium panel. Due to its size, international shipping is NOT available. Available for purchase in The Netherlands only. Private viewings are possible in my studio.
This work is part of several exhibitions until March 2024. Upon purchase it will be shipped or delivered after shows end.
If you’d like to inquire about this work, don’t hesitate to send me a message!