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shadows of the soul


Culture of fear | Shadows of the soul

Feeling numb in deep hidden emotion. Not being able to say something, being devastated and wounded, forbidden to open one’s mouth.

Stigmatised like voodoo, branded disgraceful with the nr 666 that can be found in the Bible as the number of the beast. But divided in three times 6 it gives hope for the future; it is the figure of love and it protects the ‘weak’. The last portrait shows that the feeling of dying inside will eventually lead to a new resurrection and transformation towards life in it’s most wonderful way.

As there is much more meaning to the portraits, I leave it to the viewers interpretation to give it their own voice. Hoe is dit werk ontstaan

Series Culture of fear | Shadows of the soul
 
Muted
Labeled
Stigmatized
Death / Resurrection
 
Multiple media printed images and photographically enlarged. Photographs printed on fine art paper and attached to dibond 60×80 cm. Limited edition
There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.CG Jung

Culture of fear II | shadows of the soul

More about this work

I’m not drowning with you 2

Mask series

Mask series

Give a man a mask and he will tell you the truth

-Oscar Wilde

Mask series
Sudden Death
A self portrait showing the intens sadness after the loss of my father.

I’m not drowning with you

Sadness
Shadow series

ICH BIN KOLN! Nightmares caught between the webs on new years eve

Hundreds of women got sexually molested by groups of men on new years eve in Cologne. The police could only watch the game. They were told by the government to shut their mouths about what happened because it was not convenient in their policy of welcoming refugees. Everybody is talking about the predators, but what about the women?… are we forgetting the women?…. And where are the men, standing up together, joining in from all religions to comfort women and make sure they will do everything possible for this not to happen again?..

From the series Culture of fear | shadows of the soul

Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person… is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.

-Martine Luther King Jr

Vunerability 

An artist can show things that other people are terrified of expressing.Louise Bourgeois
daphnedumoulin mask 2012

Vrijheid

is niet hetzelfde als ongebondenheid.

Vrijheid

is het vermogen om keuzes te maken

en je aan datgene te binden

wat het beste voor je is.

-Paolo Coelho

The secret garden

Into the woods

Run, run till you can run no more
Flee, far from the meadow breeze
For the mourning sun has sent it’s beams
To chase the drops of dew

Daphne originally meant dawn, and Phoibos (Apollo) meant morning sun, the original story was “the dawn is put to flight by the morning sun.” Encyclopaedia Britannica

Living behind facades

come have a walk with me

Come have a walk with me

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