2017 - 2018
solo show, Kennedy Van der Laan, Amsterdam
The exhibition includes more than 1.110 hand cut leaves, two costumes, a letter, performances and a selection from the pencil drawings collection The Good, The Bad and The Seeds (2016).
More than thousand leaves were collected during long walks I made in the National Park Zuid-Kennemerland. Half of the amount was picked from oak trees, symbols of strength, morale, resistance and knowledge, the other leaves were selected from different trees such as the poplar and the plane and some bushes. Out of each leave I cut out a word, a feeling or an emotion. For example: exuberant, angry, still, strong, whimsical, eager, enchanted, hurt, proud, connected, enthusiastic, moved, foolish, calm, diligent, bewilder. All the leaves were dried, coated and pinned in a grid around the entire space.
Size total wall piece: lengt 27.59 meter, height 1.92 meter.
(green sculpture: Krijn de Koning)