Until 1999, I painted on self-prepared and stretched canvas. Aka Regular Stretched Canvas (Museum Wrap). All the paintings in this series are 100% handmade. From the production of the canvases to the actual paintings. This also means that the works are not 100% even in size.
Linda (From the Series Uitspraken (Dutch for Pronunciations)
Linda was also part of the same friends-group together with Chris and Fou Fou. She had quite a tragic personal history. It must have weighed so heavy on her that she shared her story with anybody within minutes when first meeting them. I was surprised in hindsight that she added the pronunciation that she did not share her intimate secret with just everyone. Since in fact, she did. Linda was like sunshine, quite bubbly and with a big smile. That is why I made her fresh yellow. Her pronunciation: I don’t just tell everyone my deepest secrets, so … And how long have I known you now. Not that long! (Dutch: Ik vertel niet zomaar iedereen mijn diepste geheimen, dus…En hoe lang ken ik jou nu. Nog niet zo lang!)