…. 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).
Winning the competition resulted in my illustrations of Aggy, to be exhibited in the Netherlands, Germany, South Africa, and in Italy at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
Aggy the goose, with her big dreams and her timid heart is just one of the many characters featured in my collages. Each work tells a story. Although I always have a story to tell with any collage, everyone is invited to use their own imagination and come up with a story of their own. I’m curious to hear yours!
Each Wondrous Goose print is professionally printed by a carefully selected print company. The cutting of passe-partouts and the framing of the prints are done by a skillful framer. All prints are hand-numbered and signed. The works are shipped worldwide in a specially-crafted shipping box.