How does my sense and understanding of beauty change when I look at a thing not primarly for what it is but simply, purely for its shape and form?
In a drawing the space in-between and around the drawn object is called “negative space“. (Think of all the spaces between the different parts of a chair for example.) I played with the negative spaces of trees, starting with drawings and collages but soon realising the idea in “the real world“. The way I looked at the trees was similar to the way a child treats his colouring book – interfering with the blank page, filling forms with colours. The installation was part of the outdoor art show “Kunstroute Lonneker“, located in the trees above a pond in the woods.