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
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
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Leen Huysmans
Leen Huysmans
Leen Huysmans
Leen Huysmans
Rennie Geldhof
Matthieu Claus
Elsa van den Hoogen
Elsa van den Hoogen
Elsa van den Hoogen
Elsa van den Hoogen
Melissa Schaf
Joachim Claeys
myriam storms
myriam storms
myriam storms
Rit Verbeelen
Walter Dermul
Walter Dermul
Walter Dermul
Walter Dermul
Renee Delcourt
Renee Delcourt
Renee Delcourt
Renee Delcourt
Renee Delcourt
Renee Delcourt
Renee Delcourt
Renee Delcourt
Balder Van der Elst
Andrée Clément
Andrée Clément
Rit Verbeelen
Rit Verbeelen
Rit Verbeelen
Rit Verbeelen
Rit Verbeelen
Rit Verbeelen
Chris Vanderstraeten
Sona Sahakian
Sona Sahakian
Lara Recalcati
Christine Viaene
Lara Recalcati
catherine Jakus
Mira Zbikowska
Mira Zbikowska
Mira Zbikowska
Mira Zbikowska
Charlot Catteeuw
Geert Verstaen
Kim Delbarre
Laurence Durieu
Matthieu Claus
An Bedeer
Melanie De Bleeckere
Myriam Michiels