- F A M I L Y I C O N S -
Hebban olla vogala nestas hagunnan hinase hic anda thu, wat unbidan we nu?
Alle vogels zijn al aan het nestelen, behalve ik en jij - waar wachten we nog op?
All the birds are already nesting, except for me and you - what are we waiting for?
- Medieval Old Dutch love song from 1075 -
With these family icons I honor my ancestors. In archives I searched for portraits of my ancestors. Based on the portraits I found, I made new portraits - icons.
I have composed these assemblages in insect boxes and put them together with insect needles. Each portrait is accompanied by a small story.
An icon is not a realistic portrait, but an image that shows the inner self, its personality, nature and way of life.
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