Over the past ten years, I have practiced
and attended classes in a number of other arts, including drawing, painting and
sculpture (clay-modelling). I strongly belief that practicing multiple art forms
enhances each of them. Insights into the workings of light on natural surfaces
gained in drawing helps in becoming aware of the effects of (artificial) light
in photography and the other way around... Modelling forces you to become fully
aware of the 3D nature of the human body and the need to asses a model from all
sights and directions, something very useful in photography too. In the end, each
art form helps you to really start seeing things. You can look at a subject
for hours, but still not grasp the true essence of it's shape or state of being...
that's gained through experience. Especially with sculpture, becoming aware of
the anatomy of the human body is a great thing. Being able to sense the bones
and muscles in the models body really helps in getting things right. Concentration
is needed to render a good realistic representation of a model. Those days that
you are able to detach the models body from it's state as a human being, but just
be able to see it as it is - a great sculptural form - are rare but the best.
However, it's a never ending story of learning, and I still feel I have a long
way to go...
On this page you can find links to a number of galleries
with some of my work that you may find of interest. There is no inherent ordering
in these images, nor any intended kind of chronology. Click on the images to open
the associated gallery pages. Most of the sculpture has a separate gallery where
you can view the object from multiple directions.
that quite a lot of the sculpture work is actually unfinished study work. Limited
time in lessons both puts a positive strain on the work to be done, but may also
make it difficult to properly conclude something.
selection of charcoal drawings I have made over the past years
|"Study of foot"|
"I am listening,
am I?" - a male's perspective to listening
"Divers other work"
is a gallery with a miscellaneous set of photo's of sculpture objects. Unlike
the galleries above, these objects have usually only been photographed from a