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70x100cm, inkt and pastel. 2021

In my most recent work I create shapes that arise from the 'emotion' in my hands, first in clay and then on paper. I knead the clay, feeling it and modelling it, sometimes with my eyes closed. I might give the clay a last twist, which creates movement and forms that I could never have imagined in my head.

 

I intuitively photograph the final image in natural light. I never keep the sculpted image, it serves purely as a sketch. I reuse the same handful of clay for all my sketches .

 

This photo is then my starting point for what will result in the final work; the drawing. I draw from observation, putting on the given form with ink and then editing it with pastel. I experience the use of pastel, the smudging and the feeling, as sculpting on a flat surface. Photography pulls the scale of the image out of context, it acquires something monumental on paper, which fascinates me endlessly.

 

People often ask me if I don't want to start sculpting. My answer is no. The element of gravity in sculpture would limit me. I want the drawn image to float alone, acquire new meaning and become itself in the vacuum.

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70x70cm, ink and pastel, 2021

70x70cm, ink and pastel, 2021

Postma,geen titel, 56x56cm, inkt en past

70x70cm, ink and pastel, 2020

70x100cm, ink and pastel

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70x100cm, ink and pastel, 2020

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70x100cm, ink and pastel, 2020

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70x100cm, ink and pastel, 2020

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56x76cm, ink and pastel, 2020

Sophie. nov.20.  10.jpg

70x100cm, ink and pastel, 2020

Sophie. nov.20.  12.jpg

56x76cm, ink and pastel, 2020