Photography, or 'light-writing': Sometimes I don't want to improve or change reality. She is fantastic as she is.

dated 2013 until 2017 (click on an image to enlarge an artwork)
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The Aggression of Windows

2017

Windows with their / reflective propensity / often call for / a strong defensive response. // Great luck / most of times / plenty of stones abound.

Cracks

2016

"The door is closed / the walls still stand / but one more sudden quake / can make cracks change into crumble." (Old farm Het Leeuwenhuis, Cabauw, the Netherlands)  

Short axis

2014

When the poet writes / short axis / it implies the viewer / starts searching for the long axis / that carries your eyes.

Wait

2015

Wait This is a perfect spot / to wait a while. // The whole area / breathes the wish / to happen.

Boom - Boom

2015

Boom - Boom Headed by leather / these make drums / deep as organ pipes.
 

Time for art

2015

Time for art Now it is time for art / you'll agree / after thirty-five years.

Wasted

2015

Wasted: So much time is wasted / waiting for things to happen / for people to arrive / while all the time / life is trying to tell me / to keep going / towards the end.

Aftermath

2015

Aftermath: There is one road / we hardly know / as you can guess / that's the road we go. // More insight / do we have / about other people's paths. // Somewhere / between our view / and understanding / lies the aftermath.

Escape from oppression

2015

Escape from oppression: If you feel oppressed / which is a condition within yourself / there are two ways out. // One is by climbing the stairs.   Can be obtained in highly limited edition

Where houses were

2015

Where houses were: where houses were / and perceptions / kept indoors / now the wind is blowing.

Current

2014

Current: The person who made this / was close to happiness.// His creation is part of the garden / where Juan and Pilar Miro lived and worked. // At that time / the current was streaming.
(Fundacao Pilar i Juan Miro, Palma de Mallorca) Very limited supply of glycee-print.

The neighbours didn't know

2015

The neighbours dodn't know: According to the City Courier / the neighbours / when asked / had not noticed / anything / in the past three months. // The police only responded / that the inquiry continues           

Underground

2015

The underground movement / I checked today / no longer moves underground. // But that's what you / should have known long time / looking at the people above.

Father and son

2015

Father and son: This week / father and son / look out. // They must be on the look-out. // And decided that / this very week / it is not safe outside.

The cities vegetable brains

2014

The cities vegetable brains: An oasis planted / in the city / invites the brain / not to be carnish / but vegetable.
(Barcelona, l'Eixample)

Life in tiles

2014

Life can be catched / on tiles / detached or imagined. Barcelona, quarter l'Eixample) Can be acquired as glycee, limited edition.

coagulated fluidity

2014

Amazed with the result / of fluid at rest / and coagulated. // Reminded me of Joseph Beuys

Three leaves survived

2014

Three leaves survived the fire / and these now make history / into contemporary art / unless the news was / about contemporary art / than that now is history.

One burned pole standing

2014

While the Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki / was on the other side / of the road / we spent more time here. (may be obtained as glycee or other print)

tired but satisfied

2014

Looking back at the past thirty years / I think there is reason to say / something has been accomplished. // Where earlier stood function and statue / now these are down and disabled. // Yes, I'm tired but satisfied, / with the chances fully taken. (Parthenos - Neos Mammaras, Chaldikidi, Greece)

Wound in the wall

2014

Wound in the wall: When plaster crumbles / and stones are revealed / in the wall / one may speak of a wound. (Thessaloniki, abandoned building)

innocence lost

2014

Innocence lost: There was a time / such image could be seen / without second thought. // But nowadays, no longer / since the world / lost it's innocence.         

Mindframe set as simplex

2014

Mindframe set as simplex: When you're tired of the days impression, / then, wait for the early evening. // Take 3 rectangulars and one triangle / and one about cubic. // Essential to put the grid underneath / and SHOOT. // Back home / behind the computer / pull some strings / and your mind-frame gets set as simplex.

Just another

2014

This could have been / the watchtower inhabited / by beat-generation writer Jack Kerouac, / at Desolation Peak (book: Dharma Bums). But it ain't. // This is just another watchtower. (Sauerland, near Meschede)         

From the outer into the inner world via two irone plates

2014

Although the world / of our neighbours often looks better / than our own / most people will stick where they are. // Here / is the passage / from the outer world / into the inner world / but it can be reached only / by passing two iron plates.

what lies beyond?

2014

On a quiet spot / stands a figure / who at near-sight / isn't certain of itself / or the world beyond.  

Three in the corner

2014

Are you certain there are no prints? // Well, we dusted everything / but didn't find any. // That's amazing, // The guy left his glove here / that is as certain / as can get / and you guys didn't find no prints? // What dust did you use?   Leather factory Oisterwijk, Photo-session initiated by Harry-Travel-Marmot, June 18, 2014

fluid

2014

When nature aims to / it produces images of greater beauty / than the small artist can do. / Thankful I take my camera / and share with you / this natural assemblage / of water and stone.

Archie Shepp

2014

Again this time / I realized that the photograph / I made of almost nothing / made noise. // And not strange, enough / it was the voice of William Burroughs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbUW0ZfnZbs

testing (keys)

2014

The disaster of testing / and the touching of keys / are one and the same. // The touch and the one struck / are subject / to the person behind the keyboard / who may have an off-day.

Civil war in wood

2014

This  setting - unchanged by hands of artist - signifies the war amongst equal civilians: when wood starts to hate wood / because of it's mere amount / what else can humans - superior in thought - do than / to put their foot in their mouths.
(Saul Bellow, one writer whose written word may be painted on my coffin.)                       

Bricks (colorful)

2014

Bricks (colorful): Take bricks, for instance / and put them on top / of one another. // This will separate / two parts. // The one you're in / and the one you're not in. // Didn't realize before / that death was just another wall      
(Leerfabriek Oisterwijk NL, May 18, 2014)               

Columbine's egg-shell

2014

Columbine's egg-shell:  A skull without brains / can't be as full / as a columbine's egg / emptied of it's chick / with color. (Oisterwijk, Royal Leather Factory; ground level June 18, 2014)

Creeping in water

2014

Even rods of rebar / become fluid / after demolition of the building. // Freedom is achieved / when expectations are demolished. (Photo-session in the former Leather Factory in Oisterwijk, NL, upon initiative of Harry The Travel-Marmot

Mephisto's brain

2014

So few assessments / have been made / of the devil's brain. // Now here is an answer. // It consists of five steps on a chair / in a heap of rubble / tiles in the background / and a bit of yellow. // If you grasp this / you're in Mephisto's brain.   
(Former Royal Leather Factory, Oisterwijk, NL. May 18th 2014, with Harry and Comrades.)                

Transparency shattered

2014

Forms of transparency / are aimed / to keep outside out. // These are fairly often / a target for vandals. // Not because they intend / to get in / but in the belief / that stones fit to transparency (Former Royal Leather Factory Oisterwijk, NL)

Empty prison

2014

An empty prison / comes in place / where glue fills the hole / of a stone's cast. // No, people, / that is not for understanding / that is for not understanding / where we stand / when there is no ground / under our feet. (Window at Leather Factory Oisterwijk, NL}

warhead

2014

Warhead: Hush! I'm not here / And if you write I am / I will enter your computer / and gnaw may way / through cables / chips and disk drives / and then my feverish hate / from nonexistence / will turn against your camera. // All this, / since I'm a black hole / in the conscience of politicians.

lifetime task

2014

Thought today: if from now on / I spend seven days a week / 10 hours a day / driving from one to the other / photographing bunkers in Europe / then it will take longer than forty years. Surroundings of Groenekan, NL

synergy-1

2014

Synergy: nature / always provides solutions. // Here concrete was sown / and once moss established itself / and made the surface slippery / iron bows started to grow / after tens of years / for the sake of climbers.

separated

2014

You never know, / what caused the separation, / or even / whether it was what or who that / caused the separation. / And with trains / anxiety may even arise. / But there is no need. / / This shoe started walking / on it's own / and got tired / at this track.         

blue ribbon

2014

Six trees dance in front of two lamps and sixteen windowpanes in line with blue ribbons.
(Industrial area bordering Amsterdam-Rijn-kanaal above Utrecht)             

Cuts

2014

Where cuts were made / and these trees await / removal / this orange color means grief.

The fire from within

2013

The fire from within / becomes most visible / in the evening. // After the day / that in naked light / extinguishes and freezes feelings./ / Now it's party / for at least twelve hours.

Tools assembled

2013

Whether to display / this assembly of tools / in mathematical order / or in disorder / was the choice of the artist.
Artist: Jack Koster (NL) runs a bicycle repair gallery
Photograph by Drager Meurtant

assemblage of life and death - 1

2013

Assemblage of life and death (1): ´╗┐The whole life is an assemblage / alone and with one another./
After death / those left behind / add a collection / of memos / to grave or urn.

Assemblage of life and death - 2

2013

Assemblage of life and death (2): And sometimes the urn and more disappears

transparant

2013

Who sits behind glass / has unnoticed / broken light. / After use and now discarded / lie the windows / in tenuous connection. / When the casted shape / has been broken / glass has less consistency / than a hunter with his prey / or the boss / with his subordinate.

Nail-2

2013

And also a second nail / knows the tooth of time

two steps on the wall

2013

These are two steps / solid / to get down. / Don't know / how much distance / to the ground / nor whether / there are more of these steps. / Kind of a stand-still / as long as my knees / do not start to tremble.

rushmoors-1

2013

Rushmoors / assemble in autumn / with many / to elect their parliament. / The beauty is / that there are as many seats / as rushmoors.

Rushmoors-2

2013

After the election / the rushmoors / take their seats / in groups or rows / and thereafter / it is silent / since it is not their practice / to differ in opinion.

Tangle

2013

When the sun / gets excited / because of me / and lets her blood / rise to the surface / - it happens most / at the end of day - / then / my foolish breaks turn loose / and I call her / shrill at tone / to earthly order. / / Than the clouds flee / in a tangle / and leave me / without cover.

bao strictcontor

2013

In particular / at the end of day / is the bao strictcontor / subspecies Grohe / at its deadliest. / The bite can come / from the crane-shaped head / and also the circular mails / of the many tails / contain a stealthy poison / that at long stand-still / causes death of veterans.

Return to earth

2013

I also / have used in 1998 / external potency oracles. / After a long period of shame / I emerge / and must confess / I have not improved / but neither did you