Current Project – Particles

Particles – start 2022

Particles is a completely new art project. It started and is used to discover and uncover the deeper reason behind the project. It looks like it will be a long term project, covering various areas along the Europan coast. Follow the project’s process and progress here.

What we know so far …

Whenever Puk is near (in or on) the water, something happens. It’s cleansing, she becomes more energetic and at the same time it has something soothing. The artist loves our planet and has a soft spot for the oceans and seas. Climate change has become a climate disaster, ruining the loveliest planet known to human kind.

The coastal areas and our seas/oceans are always changing. The areas harbour change within themselves. And external environments exert change onto the coastal areas. The particles stand for the molecular influences.

Having said all that … it comes down to having a special relationship with the sea and ocean. Why? She is probably a sucker for contradictions. They cause a certain turbulence that pulls her towards the water. Puk has lived in coastal areas, sailed a lot and worked as a diving instructor.

Tracking the artist

The intro started with “discover and uncover the deeper reason behind the project.” Puk is planning to hike along a number of coastal areas; Norway, Denmark, Netherland, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Scotland, England, Iceland. At the end, the story is complete and will (probably and hopefully) reveal what is hidden from us at the moment.

The project will be exhibited as an art piece that will grow. The first exhibition (first uploaded picture) showed 16 small photographs in a passe-partout. One of the comments/feedback “it’s jazz!”

Blue map of European coast
Tracking the artist

Techniques used

Puk develops all photographs herself, from the 120 and 35 rolls to developing the photographs, applying the particles, applying the mordançage and in the end, colouring the photographs with a sepia or indigo washing. The mordançage gives the photographs more layers. The sepia or indigo coloring, can accentuate the layers, if necessary.

Abstract photograph sepia
Particles 10
Abstract photograph created with analogue cameras and techniques