Hamadryads

During the spring of 2018, I started wandering through forests and wondered what attracted me to the silence and feeling of the woods. It feels alive with spirit and secret, shifting all the time yet retaining a sense of calm and security. It is an ethereal space where time and history stands still while at the same time captures it.

To translate these senses, I decided to visualise them through the eight “hamadryads”. These were the archetypal wood nymphs of Greek myth, spirits inhabiting the forest and their specific trees. 

8x 100x180cm
2018
Dilum Coppens
Dilum Coppens
Dilum Coppens
Dilum Coppens
Dilum Coppens
Jean-Marie Petyt
Els Wydaeghe
Dilum Coppens
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Mariken Heijwegen
Leen Huysmans
Leen Huysmans
Leen Huysmans
Leen Huysmans
Rennie Geldhof
Matthieu Claus
Kathleen De Vos
Kathleen De Vos
Kathleen De Vos
Kathleen De Vos
Kathleen De Vos
Mariken Heijwegen
Matthieu Claus
Yvonne Willemse
walter dermul
walter dermul
walter dermul
Tamara De Prest
Bart Van Der Schueren
Bart Van Der Schueren
Bart Van Der Schueren
Bart Van Der Schueren
Freek Kolder
Freek Kolder
Freek Kolder
Freek Kolder
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Bart Van Der Schueren
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Dilum Coppens
Dilum Coppens
Dilum Coppens
Dilum Coppens
Dilum Coppens
Dilum Coppens
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Elsa van den Hoogen
Elsa van den Hoogen
Marijke Van Neygen
Marijke Van Neygen
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Viviane Herremans
Viviane Herremans
Viviane Herremans
Viviane Herremans
Viviane Herremans
Viviane Herremans
Viviane Herremans
Viviane Herremans
Viviane Herremans
Viviane Herremans
Viviane Herremans
Viviane Herremans