Nature

“Everything is right for me, which is right for you, O Universe. Nothing for me is too early or too late, which comes in due time for you. Everything is fruit to me which your seasons bring, O Nature. From you are all things, in you are all things, to you all things return.” Marcus Aurelius.

  • Nascentes Morimur

    Nascentes Morimur

    Nascentes morimur finisque, finisque ab origine pendet - From the moment of birth, we begin to die and the end depends on the beginning... oil on panel; photo: Piet Gispen Photography

    Year
    2008
    Dimensions
    18 x 24cm (WxH)
  • A frog's perspective

    A frog's perspective

    This painting deals with a fascination I had when I was a little girl: what does the world look like when you're really really small? Exactly, you get a frog's perspective. Photo: Piet Gispen Photography

    Year
    2009
    Dimensions
    70 x 100cm (WxH)
  • Cycle

    Cycle

    5 stages of the life cycle of a dandelion, each 15 x 15 cm. Photo: Piet Gispen Photography

    Year
    2011
  •  Ode to a beech tree

    Ode to a beech tree

    16 close-ups of beech trees, each 15 x 15 cm. Photo: Piet Gispen Photography. Private collection.

    Year
    2011
  • Ode to a beech tree, detail

    Ode to a beech tree, detail

    one of the sixteen little paintings that make up the previous painting.

  • Wave - 1

    Wave - 1

    no. 1 of a dyptich - Oil on panel. Photo: Piet Gispen Photography.

  • Wave - 2

    Wave - 2

    no. 2 of a dyptich - Oil on panel. Photo: Piet Gispen Photography.

    Year
    2010
  • Et in arcadia ego (1)

    Et in arcadia ego (1)

    Technique: oil on wood. The title means 'I, too, lived in arcadia once'. This is usually taken to be a warning: the skull belongs to someone who was happy once, but everything passes and so shall we...
    Where the skull represents death, the tree stands for life and vitality. This tree that posed for this painting, by the way, is a mock bodhi tree from the Hortus in Amsterdam. Bhuddist legend has it that Buddha meditated underneath a bodhi tree...

    Year
    2008
    Dimensions
    15 x 50cm (WxH)
  • Et in Arcadia ego (2)

    Et in Arcadia ego (2)

    Technique: oil on panel. The title means 'I, too, lived in arcadia once'. This is the second painting in a series of two.

    Where in the previous painting the skull represented death and the tree stood for life, here the dead tree is contrasted with new life in the form of spring flowers.

    Year
    2008
    Dimensions
    15 x 50cm (WxH)
  • Sol Invictus

    Sol Invictus

    Solstice, deepest of winter, when the sun seems to have vowed never to return - a time when it's wonderful to find and give shelter, even if only figuratively speaking... Sol invictus - invincible sun.

    Tags
    Nude, Oil Paintings
    Dimensions
    25 x 25cm (WxH)
  • Two sides to a coin

    Two sides to a coin

    Both sides of tiny little 3cm fossil of a 'sea lily', blown up into two paintings of 15 x 15 cm.

    Tags
    Oil Paintings
    Year
    2012
  • In a duck's wake

    In a duck's wake

    oil on panel; private collection

    Year
    2010
    Dimensions
    30 x 90cm (WxH)