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Jacolien is an artist, she lives and works in Utrecht. In her drawings she uses organic material to emphasize her visual language.

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WITH jacolien de jong

nature's vision:
I walk, so I move. I create, so I exist.

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"I know the area
very well, but to my surprise, I discover something new
each and every day."

When I get up in the morning, the first thing I do is look out the window and see what the weather is like. At sunrise I take my daily walk, a regular tour along the water, across the meadow, and through the forest.

I live just on the outside of the city, on its doorstep, where urbanity touches nature. I know the area very well, but to my surprise, I discover something new each and every day.

The natural innocence with which the willow spreads its blossom. Vulnerable cuddly catkins. The earth is littered with them. I pick them all up, take them with me and spread them out in my studio.

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Nature always fascinates and is constantly on the move. This stimulates my brain and sets thoughts and ideas in motion. No two days are the same for those who have an eye for the detailed nuances that nature provides.

Acting with all senses, I detect subtle changes in sounds, smells and colors. So many shades of green, so many types of grass. I walk. I watch. I photograph, and collect material.

I see for the first time what has always been there and give the material a meaningful role in my work.

The natural innocence with which the willow spreads its blossom. Vulnerable cuddly catkins. The earth is littered with them. I pick them all up, take them with me and spread them out in my studio.

When I get up in the morning, the first thing I do is look out the window and see what the weather is like. At sunrise I take my daily walk, a regular tour along the water, across the meadow, and through the forest.

I live just on the outside of the city, on its doorstep, where urbanity touches nature. I know the area very well, but to my surprise, I discover something new each and every day.

"I know the area
very well, but to my surprise, I discover something new
each and every day."

Nature always fascinates and is constantly on the move. This stimulates my brain and sets thoughts and ideas in motion. No two days are the same for those who have an eye for the detailed nuances that nature provides.

Acting with all senses, I detect subtle changes in sounds, smells and colors. So many shades of green, so many types of grass. I walk. I watch. I photograph, and collect material.

I see for the first time what has always been there and give the material a meaningful role in my work.

Jacolien is an artist, she lives and works in Utrecht. In her drawings she uses organic material to emphasize her visual language.

Here's my column!

WITH JACOLIEN DE JONG
nature's vision:
I walk, so I move. I create, so I exist.

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