a r i n u s v a n d i j k e
Almost all the pictures and the words written in black have a link
From a sense of connection to the landscape, I organize the experiences I have there, and that gives my life meaning. Even as a small child, I played in the dunes of Schouwen-Duiveland and as an artist I continue to play with and to portray the element of that specific landscape. In my work water flows,wind blows, plants grow and people and animals move. They all leave their traces behind, memories that are processed and afterwards visualized. It is the discovery of the larger structure and the subtle details that carry the vulnerability of the moment within. I don’t so much live in the midst of nature, but share in the life of nature. As an artist, I’m very reflective.
Since 1996 I have taken a special interest in one dune-valley, which I call ‘de Plek’ ( the Spot ). I am confronted with a dynamic area, which has both a vulnerable, small-scale and yet at the same time robust and monumental character. Because 'de Plek' goes through so many changes, I became curious to know more about its history and its possible development.
Small-scale movements had important consequences and I have discovered that everything has a clear logical function, which is full of poetry.
For some years I have given special attention to six squares of 'de Plek'. Because I have approached these squares in the same visual way, I have discovered that there are many differences. After concentrating on the details new areas revealed themselves. They are temporality images,changing in a matter of days, sometimes even in hours.
the attention to the tracks in the spot,
among which is that of the birds, I also observed the
air above the Spot. My
spread themselves all over the complete spot and around. Moreover I follow
number of plants and trees
in and around the spot.
In 2014 I made a trip through Ireland. A fold in the card was the trail.
Since 2015 as part of Wad-Gast I visited different islands.