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A far cry painting
2015
Painting: Oil, thread on canvas.
The coloured threads are sown on the canvas using long stitches to ensure the straight vector lines.
buildings painting
2012
digital photo
low polygon drawing
low polygon drawing
low polygon drawing
factory
A study of warm cylindrical objects expelling gasses and interacting with clouds.
sketch
paper
sketch
screen dump
sketch
sketch
2013
screen dump
studio
tube
smoke sequence
rotating object
smoke
low polygon ceramic
Clay object that could function as vents.
low polygon ceramic
2012
photo
Spare car parts engulfed in smoke.
2006
Photographic study of the Radio and TV tower in Brussel surrounded by clouds.
smoke
drawing on paper
2015
mist
Two paintings, oil on canvas 1.25 x 1.25cm. The straight lines in the painting are created by stretching threads across the canvas and gluing them down before applying oil paint.
polygon
polygon connector clay
Different connecting pieces for polygon clouds. Made with plywood or clay.
bear
Objects that interact with the flow of gasses in different ways.
fired clay
recycled oak wood
casting for a machine part
 cast iron
die and toolmaking
top smoke
low polygon drawing
Small technical isometric drawings interacting with a reversed smoke plume animation.
Wooden artifact
zero gravity low polygon
Wooden object
2017
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A far cry painting
2015
A far cry painting
2015
Painting: Oil, thread on canvas.
The coloured threads are sown on the canvas using long stitches to ensure the straight vector lines.

unexposed

When I was seventeen, I was given a big cardboard box with unexposed photo rolls. Thirty glossy little boxes, yellow, gold and black,  emanating a peculiar dull sour smell of vinegar. Thirty-five millimeter, black and white acetate film, the sell by date just expired, yet these photographic rolls of film had a purpose, a key element of a master plan.

Black atomic like mushroom clouds soared gently upwards, dispersing tufts of black strings and dark clouds.             I am looking at black ink dispersing in water.

The setup of my micro experiment is simple, you need a glass of cold water and ink. Gently release a drop of cool black ink under the surface of the water with a pipette and watch how the ink unfolds in gentle swirls towards the bottom of the glass.  It is like a plume of smoke floating through the air. 

Later on, in my experimentation, when I had improvised a little photo studio with a desk lamp, I found a method of getting the ink to settle at the bottom of the glass and I would warm up a small area of the glass with a lighter. The ink heated up, and then in what looked like a micro nuclear explosion the black liquid would billow out in a magnificent big swirling mushroom cloud. Through the lens of a reflex camera I observed how the inky clouds slowly climbed up and unfolded in magical forms and shapes. For about two weeks, each day after school, I set up my modest laboratory photo studio and  captured those spectacular mushrooms and dramatic swirling eddies on the photo film. 

An experienced photographer would have told me that the dull smell of vinegar was a sign of acetate film base degradation, and that the film had more than passed its use by date. However, my mind was fixed on the majestic movement of the flow of fluids (liquids and gases). Till this day I am fascinated  by the motion of steam being expelled from vents in large puffs or by the clouds appearing and disappearing over the skyline. Videos, computer simulations, drawing, graphics, photography, 3D models and paintings are ways for me to observe the magnificent world of the flow of fluids.

 

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