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 II"
70×100 cm., oil on panel
When the darkness becomes the canvas on which an image will come to life, you look at things differently. Darkness makes your eyes search for the one thing to focus on. Any recognisable shape or form. Your pupils dilate to allow whatever light there is, in.
In that darkness, something takes shape. It takes a while to see and come forward. In terms of painting; it takes a lot of layers. The decisions you make during that process seem to be more carefully considered, as if the very absence of light requires more deliberation.
There are a lot of things to be said about hope. But this one work told me that hope is being able to lay your head to rest at night, one hand touching the other, a with a faint smile fall asleep knowing your world will be there when you wake up.
“A Whisper of Hope” consists of three individual panels, that I will post here in separate blogs.
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!