Family Icons

- 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. 

Boek Familie Iconen

Leporello - handgemaakt

Oplage 7 - genummerd en gesigneerd

28 pagina's

Fotografie, tekst en ontwerp: Cara Louwman

Uitvoering: Studio Kadra

125 euro