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Printmaking: Woodcut, Pencil, Color, Paper, drawing on Paper.
The mythology of the middle East often inspires me.
In '1001 Arabian Nights' it is the figure of Schezerazade who, on a daily basis, prolongs her life by relating a seemingly never ending story to her lord and master, a sultan. Does she ever visit the desert? What is her life like in a harem? Does she have a secret lover?
At the Gerrit Rietveld Academy I practised all the kinds of printmaking known in the sixties. Eventually I focused on woodcuts and dry needle etchings; they are the purist kind of printmaking in my opinion. I love the candid structure of the wood.
In this particular woodcut I enhanced the body of the woman with a red colour pencil in order to create a fleshlike feeling I did not sense when I finished the fifty prints. In that way all 30 prints left fom the original 50 prints can be described as unique. The other twenty prints have already found their way to various people in the world.
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