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.
40×30 cm., oil on panel
Does hope have a voice?
It might a weird question coming from someone who’s project is named ‘a whisper of hope’. If one can whisper, it has a voice no?
So, if hope has a voice, would it be the voice of the present? The voice that says “all is well now, don’t worry.”
Or, “all is dark now, but there is tomorrow.”
Would it be the voice of the future? If it was then I couldn’t imagine what it would say without spoilers and breaking time and all that stuff.
When you listen to those who have lived longer than you, you might bet on hope being the voice of the past. The good and the bad that you carry behind you, that offers perspective. That nudges you forward, ever so slightly, leaning towards what ever the future brings.
Details & purchase information
40×30 cm (15.7×11.8 in) oil on aluminium panel. International shipping is available. 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!