Jun 29, 2008
As a child I loved this logo of a cigarette brand, the billboards on the walls where so attractive. But the story of the Belgian model in the picture is a tragic one.
Last year someone gave me a similar chair but in black, only the seat cushion was missing (no problem, I recovered a black cushion from another chair, very similar to the original one - although I had no idea of how that looked). I'd never seen a chair like this before and I had no idea where it came from. So I was pleasantly surprised to see these standing outside a small but lovely little vintage design shop called Solar-shop (I thought I had a link to this one but I can't find it).
The owner told me they were from a Belgian designer called Rudi Verhelst. I'm pleased that my swivel chair finally has a name, because I really like it and it's perfect at my desk.
And this is my favorite box, is it thirties or fifties, I should have asked. From Boch Frères - Belgium.
Jun 28, 2008
Another messy corner in my studio. Once the preparation for this summer exhibition/art tour is over I will need a week to seriously clear my studio and sort things. Busy with chairs, lights, assemblage at the same time - everything gets mixed up. And I will have to start a totally different series of works for an exhibition in November, nothing with chairs or lights, something completely different.
Jun 27, 2008
Jun 26, 2008
And believe it or not, I made the 2 arches in the old wall, I was told it would collapse, ... not with my technique !! and we're 10 years later now. And I wanted it not to be perfect, no contractor wants to make an not-perfect arch.
Jun 25, 2008
Jun 24, 2008
I've just added some of my Good Mood lights of my stAAApel-gek series on a slideshow on the right of this page. I'll be adding more in days to come, I still have to photograph the latest series - panels to put on a wall. And hopefully I can get over my frustration of not having the perfect pictures.
Jun 23, 2008
the morning sun playing through blinds on one of her earlier paintings
Leen Frison (contact HERE)
Jun 21, 2008
Soul by Annick Timmermans
Jun 19, 2008
more to come soon, this series has to be ready for the summer exhibition Kunst op het Hof.
Jun 18, 2008
this is the after.
it came like this before, a bit sad and tired looking chair with a plastic cover, although it was a nice one in its younger days.
Jun 17, 2008
another one for the chair project to raise funds for the circus school, it will be exhibited and hopefully sold during the art tour Kunst op het Hof in July
before the restyling , heavy red laquer - badly painted - and a seat covered in flimsy fabric. It took a whole lot of scraping to get this one into its original state, a heavy, sturdy oak chair in good condition.
Jun 16, 2008
seen during the last art tour Kunstroute-Leuven - he is one of the initiators of this successful tour
the figure on the far left is not by Luc Versluys