Etchings with the earth, warmth, fire and the interaction between these elements as a main theme. All etchings are printed by hand with a maximum of 50 issues on 300 gram hand-made acid-free etching paper.

dated 1975 until 2013 (click on an image to enlarge an artwork)
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Royal Fern

2013

The new stems of a more than 50 year old tussock of Royal Fern (Osmunda Regalis),  in the Jac. P. Thijssepark in Amstelveen, unfold in spring.

Northern Lights

2013

The special relation to light, sun and cosmos in the arctic regions. A teepee of birch stems as a chalice receiving and radiating light.

Pollard-willow II

2012

A pollard-willow in the Beemster, with a sitting duck in it.

Underground

2005

To swim through the earth and know everything that happens down there, fertility goddess (see also Inward, In my sleep, Golden shower).

Sprout

2005

Bean sprouting in the earth.

Roots

2003

The branches in a square form: our conscious thinking branched so delicately that subtle communication by speech becomes possible. The roots draw from the vital energy of the subconscious and nourish the upper part (see also Osmose).

In the sand

2004

Even with your head in the sand there might be interesting things to discover.

Magma

2002

Meteoric Stone with a fiery core. Danger.

Gaia

1995

The earth as an old cauldron covered with fossils and filled with lava as her vital energy (see also Thalassa , Water of life and Panta Rhei).

Skin & Bones

1989

Intertwining circles of 9 different animal skins and 9 bones. We do our best, but to create life it needs more than sticking skin and bones to one another.

Medicine Stone

1989

Healing Stone, as an Indian talisman.

Calyx

1989

Vase-like form ending in recipient organic calyx. Blending of two aspects (see also March wind).

Cycle

1988

Representation of the cycle of decay-composting (see also Compost)

March wind

1978

Man-made form ending in the seemingly chaos of nature. Blending of these two aspects.

Language of the birds

1984

Man merged in nature, ideas as birds touching down in his brain.

Pollard-willow

1982

A pollard-willow at the Beemster dike, with a nest in one of its branches

Shaman

1982

Magician blended with earth-stone-air (see also Language of the birds)

Compost

1978

The miraculous process of composting: everything that has grown into elaborate vegetal and animal form, is converted into its basic materials by a huge army of little animals, fungi and bacteria. Where would we be without this precious decay!

Mother Earth

1975

The earth as foster-mother of all life.