[ngg src="galleries" ids="14" display="basic_slideshow"] Mijn stem (my voice/vote) After joining the Climate March in Amsterdam on November 6th, 2021 I felt the urge to make an art project about it. In The Netherlands we vote with a red pencil during our elections and I was allowed to...

[ngg src="galleries" ids="13" display="basic_slideshow"] Art residency Fair Isle In spring 2022 I visited the most remote inhabited island of the UK. Fair Isle is a small island situated between the Shetlands and the Orkneys with about 250.000 inhabitants of which 60 are people. I stayed for two...

In 2021 I finished  a series of 6 oil paintings to tell the story of sidewalk plants. For this project I worked together with the Hortus Botanicus in Leiden. A wide variety of plant species flower between tiles and bricks. They help to retain water,...

[ngg src="galleries" ids="6" display="basic_slideshow"] Meadowbirds - Taking off The typical Dutch rural landscape with its meadowbirds is quickly disappearing. In the beginning of the 1900s many bird species became more numerous due to agricultural intensification. But as meadows started to look more and more like grass factories...

[ngg src="galleries" ids="4" display="basic_slideshow"] Changing tides Traditionally oystercatchers breed in an unstable habitat, the saltmarshes. During winter the seawater washes away formerly used nesting spots, while somewhere else new suitable breeding area is formed. But human activities are interfering with this ongoing process. Gas extraction lowers the...

[ngg src="galleries" ids="2" display="basic_slideshow"] Tulips by night The Dutch bulb fields are well known for their extraordinary colors to brighten up the landscape and the tourist leaflets. However they grow in the most light polluted area of the world. At night the fields turn dull and are...

[ngg src="galleries" ids="11" display="basic_slideshow"] During the recent corona outbreak a bear hunt has started. Not a traditional and cruel one, but a hunt for teddybears. To distract children during a 1,5 meter social distance walk many people placed all kind of soft and fluffy bears on...

[ngg src="galleries" ids="10" display="basic_slideshow"] YellowFBlueT In our human society people do not like to be generalised. We are individuals with different habits, characters and needs. But as soon as we look at wild animals we do not tend to speak about individuals rather than species. Although everyone...

[ngg src="galleries" ids="3" display="basic_slideshow"] A square foot of nature For me nature is not restricted to areas untouched by humans, I consider us as nature to. This includes the new habitat we created all over the world called “cities”. All kind of species will take advantage of...