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
Jean-Marie Petyt
Dilum Coppens
Dilum Coppens
Dilum Coppens
Els Wydaeghe
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
Dilum Coppens
Leen Huysmans
Leen Huysmans
Leen Huysmans
Leen Huysmans
Rennie Geldhof
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
Viviane Herremans
Viviane Herremans
Viviane Herremans
Viviane Herremans
Gema Albiol Otero
Marita Van Heurck
Marita Van Heurck
Marita Van Heurck
Marita Van Heurck
Marita Van Heurck
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Carine Van Steirteghem
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Andrée Clément
Andrée Clément
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Kathleen Ramboer
Kathleen Ramboer
Rudi Snauwaert
Muriel Colangelo
Camile Claeys
Camile Claeys
Muriel Princen
Mariken Heijwegen
Yvonne Willemse
Yvonne Willemse
Mariken Heijwegen
Mariken Heijwegen
Isabella Theys