Book: The Paper Monument of The Wall of Nagata-ku, Kobe
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    As a child I dug in the garden of my parents. I found pottery shards decorated with nail and fingerprints. I was fascinated by the 'contact', whi… Read More
    As a child I dug in the garden of my parents. I found pottery shards decorated with nail and fingerprints. I was fascinated by the 'contact', which I had with people of ± 2000 years ago through this pottery. After they had touched it for the last time, I was the first human being again . . . . This "contact", through matter, has always been there. Or better it came back in the course of the years. Whether it's a 'coach-house' from the mid 19th century, or parts or objects of my parents' house, or ‘filled-in’ holes in the roads, or floor-rubbings of 'working-class-houses'. Always there are the traces of the original builders, users or creators. I strengthen these traces, which act as 'guides', through frottage technique. By doing this I want to show images, stories and emotions that I think are beautiful, intriguing or important. The technique of making rubbings [frottage] is often used by me. Sometimes in combination with photography. To keep record of various projects I make artists' books in a small edition. Read Less
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Book: The Paper Monument of The Wall of Nagata-ku, Kobe, Japan