The forest runner
Whenever I went through the forest with my dog, I noticed that the trees had more and more problems and many of the specimens were now in a precarious state. I have often wondered how I can communicate this problem to a viewer of my forest pictures. Not in a documentary way, but with my own artistic means. Here I benefited from the many years of work with Japanese creative people. I had contact with it long before the word kintsugi became known in Europe. Kintsugi is an ancient Japanese art of repairing broken pottery, 'healing' it and making it more expressive at the same time, taking it to a new aesthetic level.
Just as the forest is damaged by the rigors of climate and weather, I am now damaging my forest-themed pictures. I tear them up, put them back together and gild the cracks. In this way I take the motif to another level and the viewer becomes attentive and start asking questions.