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
Dilum Coppens

Dilum Coppens


Iban Van der Zeyp
Noëla Smet
maike cu.u.c
Petra Coulier
Mileen Malbrain
Frank Coenegrachts
Andro Boulougouris
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Krist Van de Casteele
Flore Tanghe
Anneke Govaerts
Dominique Cambon
Els Bijnens
rob spitaels