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The Third

This visual is about my relationship with my dear Hannah. We fell in love at the start of this year. I met her on my travels as a (digital) nomad. The process of creating it is almost like a meditation, a way to gain insight in our special connection, the colors/feelings that are most prominent in it, the chemistry that is unique to us, and also more general concepts about intimacy. More things get added every time I gain more understanding.. so this might be a never finished piece.. or a visual that keeps developing as we develop. The name ‘The Third’ comes from a book we’re reading about intimate relationships called ‘Flesh and Spirit’ by Jack Zimmerman and Jaquelyn McCandless. The Third is a concept for the relationship as a third member that exists between us, and that has a force on its own....

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Het Pad van de Krijger

De Krijger is een beeld van de wil tot vrij-zijn.   Het is niet alleen een beeld en een naam, maar het is ook een houding die nodig is om psychologisch gevaarlijke situaties te handelen. Om niet volledig door vreemde krachten van je vrijheid beroofd te worden, het zij door verleidingen en verslavingen, of door krachten die je verzwakken, of door dwingende externe druk. Het gaat erom te herkennen wat je de vrijheid ontneemt om je eigen ontwikkeling als authentiek mens te gaan. En met het herkennen van de eigen onderdrukte situatie de Krijger in zichzelf te leren oproepen, die met gepersonaliseerde methodes het eigen psychologische terrein beschermt of weer heroverd.   De Krijger is het beeld van iemand die momenten van wrijving en ongemak herkent als een leerschool, en uiteindelijk maakt hij zijn vijanden tot leraren die hem sterken.   De Krijger is de actieve wil tot vrij-zijn, en zal daarom eerst moeten afrekenen met...

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Moonlight Healing For The Wounded Heart

This visual is my interpretation of a very vivid inner image a dear friend of mine once had. She is exceptionally good at getting into the state of consciousness between wake and sleep, seeing many meaningful images. She’s kind of a priestess.   In this scene she went deep into a forest that was brimming with feminine energy to meet a goddess and other prominent women-mother figures. The goddess helped her to bring her wounded heart into the moonlight. She told me she felt healed by the gentle light. She sat there with the other women all night, guarding the heart.   I was struck by the story and decided to visualize my interpretation of it.   Here you can find the full poem....

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Valentine Rose

A month after ‘the spark’ between me and my new love (for valentine's day) I created this visual to express my in-loveness. It was 2 weeks earlier that I had written the poem that is incorporated into the visual, named ‘A promise finds it fulfillment’. You can read it at the bottom of this page. When the idea came to me to create this, I immediately knew I wanted to have red on dark blue, because of the intensity of the colors. This comes very close to the intensity I felt then. In the background there’s a text I wrote a month before 'the spark' about intimate relationships and the (transcendent) promise that attracts me towards it. I called it a kind of holy communion, when people can get so close to one another and overcome all the challenges involved in doing so. I read it to her. She resonated with it,...

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