Surreal animal art made from real photos.
Wondrous Goose is synonymous for wonder, imagination and the power of stories. For my collages, I mainly use pictures I’ve taken myself. Animals depict human characteristics, dreams and idiosyncrasies. The animals I have portrayed during my 20-year career as a photographer, tell their fairy tales in surreal collage art. They live in landscapes that I’ve photographed over the years.
Wondrous Goose is named after ‘Aggy, the goose that will one day dare to fly’. A few years prior to making the illustrations I had done a photo series at the local bird shelter. The story of this rattled goose won me the ‘Picture This’ illustration competition in 2018. This annual competition is organized by Lemniscaat Publishers (NL), Burg Wissem BilderbuchmuseumTroisdorf (DE), International Centre for the Picture Book in Society (UK), Protea Boekhuis (SA) and Walker books (UK).