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IconsWorks_nocturnes

 

compositions of the universe

 

In her most recent project Els Botman engages herself in the question of how we can break through conventional forms of representation and deconstruct the known framework of presenting photography. The artist experiments with the habit of the human eye to bring everything into a certain order and a coherent structure. In doing so, she creates a new form of presenting photographic work. Once again there are references to an intense engagement in possibilities of making energy visible in images. This is shown in the creative act itself: working arduously, the artist in the last five years created 170 collages of cut-outs from photographic magazines which she then photographed and of which she edited selected details digitally afterwards. By assembling elements of the ripped photographic segments ina new order, Els Botman creates a new constellation of the original energy.

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IconsWorks_sunprojectsun project

 

The Sun Project is about the power of light coming from the Sun. We absorb this power with all our senses. However, we cannot look directly into the sun for more than a fraction of time. With my images, I offer the spectator the possibility to connect him or herself with the magical effect of the sunlight. With the eyes at first, followed closely by the heart – the place where light mirrors and nurtures us. Then light is no longer a mere source of renewable energy. It becomes a source of essential life energy, from which people can recharge themselves.

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Thumbnail Innerworlds inner worlds

“Where has gone the time to dream?”

With her series ‘inner worlds’ Els Botman, together with Bolivian artist Jamuri presents people the possibility to dream. In the cosmic landscapes the viewers are literally immersed in a world where gravity no longer exists’

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Beeld 3 Schilderij526031c0a9128.jpgliving trees

Living trees is an ongoing project to capture the soul of trees as Els Botman experiences them.

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IconsWorks_treealfabet

tree alphabet – the language of the trees
“My spirit originates in my form and my form in my spirit”

 

The fact that trees are living beings with unique characteristics and specific vibrations is a recurring element in my art works. In his book ‘The Secret Life of Trees’ the author Jeffrey Goelitz enters into conversations with trees. He gives a voice to the trees. This has inspired me to create a tree alphabet with which I give trees a voice in my own way. Literally, as words are above all an instrument for communication. But also metaphorically: the shape of every letter carries its own vibration, which is exactly the instrument that trees use to communicate.

‘The Language of Trees’ is a project in development. My wish is to visually show the messages of trees in as many places possible. At the same time I’m working on a series of tree drawings in which the concept of vibration as a derivative of form is being investigated.

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