Work in progress: Nature meets City I (2020-2021?)

This is growing into a new series: nature meets city – part cityscape part landscape.  Made a lot of cityscapes over the year and I started to notice two things that interested me the most. If I was working from a tower or so, those are mostly in the middle of the city – or what used to be an important point, like a harbor. And I had the tendency to zoom in on edge of the towns, its borders in the landscapes. Or, when standing outside of a city on a high place, I tended to focus on the borders from the other direction – or focus on patches of nature in the cities.

I know we can hardly call it nature with the anthropocene and all, but still.

Pictures taken in Hamburg and Berlin.

English Salon Frame with a Mountain Landscape (2019)

I am dutch and I never ventured into mountainous landscapes, so when I finally went there, I asked on a forum what kind of lenses I should bring. I somehow thought I would most certainly not need any wide angle lenses.

Did I already say, I’d never been to the mountains?

Anyway, I had an 18mm wide angle lens with me and sometimes had to take multiple images, because it simply would not fit into the frame. Mountains are huge, can confirm. Valleys can be even bigger.

This picture, however, was made with a zoom lens.

Materials: fiber composite material, print, paint, pigments
Print:  Photolux Professional Matte 230 
Dimensions: 40×40 cm

Blue ink ornament with “Spots of light with teeth”

Materials: fibre composite material print, ink, paint, pigments, nail polish
Print: Litho archive matt
Dimensions: 85 cm * 65 cm

I tried my hand on smaller ornamental frames, and this is one of those that I like most. The other ones are red and white – but they are not finished yet. So there’s more to come.

Could turn them into a flag of sorts, the Dutch flag would be fitting maybe – even though I am totally not a nationalist. It got me thinking regarding the new Kleistpark price. Stay tuned.

Die Schöne Müllerin

A poster I made for a concert of Franz Schubert’s ‘Die schöne Mülerin’ performed by Wolfgang Mirlach and Akane Kubo. The idea was that the poster could be used with both sides up (water or air on top).