Walking around trees

December 2011 I started walking around buildings to make pictures from all sides. My initial aim was to create a big virtual city scape, but soon I found it it was more interesting to stack all images on top of each other in transparent layers. The result: a building seen from all sides at once.

Meanwhile, with my old artist group De Tropisten I was busy preparing an exhibition in the Amsterdam Hortus Botanicus. This gave me the idea to make pictures of trees. Unlike buildings, trees don't have a back or front side, so being able to look at a tree from all sides liberates it from one of the peculiarities of the human perspective. 

Most trees grow in an urban environment (streets, squares, parks, an airport, a patio) and are thus always part of the city planning. The space surrounding the tree changes as a result of the rotating perspective and plays an important role in the final result. 

Amsterdam, november 2012

Available as editions of 10, 325 gr FineArt Baryta, 70 x 70 cm. 
Price: € 525 including VAT
Entire series (29 prints + 1 mystery tree): € 7500,= including VAT

 

Museumplein

Tempelhof 2

Garamur nr. 1

Botanischer Garten 2

Moritzplatz

Weizigtpark

Friedrichshain 2

Frederiksplein

Hauptbahnhof 2

Weteringschans

Tempelhof 1

Haus der Kulturen de Welt

Vondelpark 1

Hortus Botanicus

Malieveld

Invalidenpark

Barleusplantsoen

Vondelpark 2

Botanischer Garten 1

Friedrichshain 1

Hauptbahnhof 1

Tiergarten

Strausbergerplatz

Afbeelding

Amstelveld

Majuli3

Garamur nr. 2

Heijplaat

Drievuldigheid

Tempelhof 3