The Bent Ladies
drawings (and postcards)
prisma color pencils and graphite
I made about 20 drawings of 'unbent' ladies and sold them through the Galerie Van Eijck in Rotterdam.
(Apparently one ended up in a little hotel somewhere in Gouda.)
About the time I started bending them to fit into the paper square, I also became interested in postcards.
I like the way postcards make their way into public spaces.
I like the way that both the front and back sides of the card can be used to create a layered experience.
All of these drawings will be used for postcards that say on the front: "My sister knows trees bend in the wind."
On the back: "When she was a kid she thought trees bent back and forth to create the wind."
(Click on an image to see a larger version.)
The first postcard was introduced at Rotterdam's second weekend of culture, 'De Wereld van de Witte de With' Festival. The original drawing was auctioned off on Sunday 12 September 2004 at 'De Aankoop/80b.'