listen better: vessel 
screenprint and gouache
14,8 x 21 cm 
2023
listen better: hold fast 
screenprint and gouache 
14,8 x 21 cm 
2023
"You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for hundred miles through the desert repenting. 
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves."


Mary Oliver
segment of 'Wild Geese' from 'Devotions' 


After a five month break I returned my focus to making with this poem in mind.
Discovering two new mediums - screen printing and gouache - brought a playful newness and a sense of wonder to my practice. 
With these works I tried to let go of old patterns and pressure that did not serve anymore. I tried to listen better, move more freely and with lightness. And through repetition, shape, colour, texture and layers I searched for the familiar within the new. 


listen better: tending for 
screenprint and gouache
14,8 x 21 cm 
2023
listen better: hold on to 
screenprint and gouache
14,8 x 21 cm 
2023
listen better: breathe 
screenprint and gouache
14,8 x 21 cm 
2023
listen better: form 
screenprint and gouache
14,8 x 21 cm 
2023
listen better: shift 
screenprint and gouache
14,8 x 21 cm 
2023
photo's by Stijn Brakkee