My collages of the Inner City of Willemstad are a eulogy to the architecture, detailing and colourset. In these works of painted cut paper as well as ink I incorporated fragments of a brochure I prepared some 25 years ago for architectural walks throughout the Inner City. My works try to lift a tip of the veil and show us the life behind the screens. ‘Balconies as witnesses of emotion and stages for eternal confessions of love and dedication’, as Crisen Schorea mentioned in her poem to one of my works.
The serie ‘Around the Amstel’ consists of water colours on paper of early morning scenes. The drawings on paper of grasses, made around The Poel, on some windy days, are made in high speed almost without looking and result in powerfull almost abstract notes.