Thursday, November 9, 2017

Drawlloween was fun!

Mab's Drawlloween 2017 was so much fun! It was inspiring and resulted in 7 new works! That's the most I ever made in one month. Most of them already are sold, but I will post the two that are still available in Etsy soon!

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Fool for you

Like most performers, Esmeralda lived for her audience. Night after night she would perform for her favorite patrons and indulge in the cheering and the, not so occasional, standing ovations. Of course she had a rent to pay, but if that wouldn't be the case, she'd work for free. That's how much she loved the praise and recognition. Like it provided her with some sort of nutrition.

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But as with all things that are in fashion, the devotion of her admirers faded over time. A new act on the block stole the hearts of the crowd and left Esmeralda with nothing more than a few obsessed crumbs. But that wasn't enough to feed her hungry heart. In a state of complete despair she reinvented herself one night. A miracle that she survived the whole ordeal, she managed to train her now separated hands to follow her lead. Handling a fork and knife is difficult nowadays, but her most important source of nourishment again provides her with more energy she could ever long for.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

(Is there) Life on Mars?

Like every night, tonight she's also watching TV. There's so much to choose from these days, but she always ends up at the channels that give her some form of information. She hears them talk about the red planet and that it might be a home to us one day. Wow, a chance to start a new life!

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She turns around and with her telescope stares into the night, to see if she can get a glimpse of her future habitat. A clean new world away from here. With different persons that will accept her for who she is. She ponders; "When I get up there, I'm going to do it My Way." 

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Oh look, a mermaid!

I don't know about you, but I believed narwhals were fairy tales, myths, just like unicorns. You can imagine my surprise when I found out they really exist! These wonderful creatures roam the earth, just like the enchanted fireflies do! So, on one of my magical journeys, I met Ezekiel the baby narwhal.
 
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Like most narwhals, Ezekiel was a kindhearted fellow. On a faithful day, he was swimming around, friendly waving his fin to to all the passersby. And then, suddenly, he saw a mermaid... A mermaid! The creatures he believed to be fairy tales, myths. Oh, if only he could take a closer look! So he started swimming real fast, as fast as a great white that just smelled blood. "Mermaid! Mermaid, hello!" But she did not hear him. So when he got closer, he suddenly realized the tusk on the front of his head had grown to it's full potential...

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Reincarnation

Swaying on the movement of the wind, he contemplated his vague memories of what seemed to be a previous life. Fragments of big buildings and bigger decisions flashed before his eyes. And suddenly, a group of people that were chanting a name. Could it be his? Feeling the sun on his fluffy white fibers, he delighted in the thought he must have been quite an important figure. What would his current existence have in store? Disturbed by a noise getting louder he looked up and saw his fellow bolls be ripped of the plants. This was too much and he fainted.

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When he woke up, he was happy that it was still warm. He looked down and recognized the shoes he was wearing. Black and shiny, just the way he liked it. Suddenly, he felt like he was pulled out of the warm environment he awakened in. Feeling cold and wet, he looked at his tiny hands, covered in smelly blood. Just seconds after he realized his whole body was covered in the goo, he was flushed.

This work is made in a protest against Donald Trump, the current president of the USA. With disgust I witness the steps against humanity he takes every day. History should NOT repeat itself...

Friday, January 20, 2017

Revelation, a customized Munny

It wasn't that the shackles were necessary to keep the Munny on it's icy pedestal. He never had the urge to leave anyway. Chained to the poles that where frozen in the icy lake, he looked at the quotes written in the adamant water. Superficial citations mesmerized him and although all of them said more or less the same thing, he kept on reading them over and over again.

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Suddenly, his belly teared open and the black Raven crawled out of the rupture. The warm blood dripping of his feathers, he sat on one of the poles. Realizing what just happened, he embraces the feeling of freedom. He then spreads his wings and flies away, never to return again.

This customized Munny was made especially for the 25th birthday of the magazine "Schokkend Nieuws".

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Expo-opening on Halloween!

October 31st was my expo-opening in Theater de NWE Vorst in Tilburg. We first watched my favorite movie "The Nightmare Before Christmas" with all the visitors and after that the expo was officially opened. Glasses filled with bubbles made for a festive mood and ooohs and aaahs were uttered while people wandered through the room my work was in.

It was a fantastic experience that I am very thankful for. Have fun looking through the pictures that were made!


Setting up
Coming Soon poster!
Interview for Dutch radio in the morning
Opening evening!
More visitors that night
Overview from one side
And from the other side
My name on the window!