Handmade prints and paintings, all one of a kind.

There is something to be said about the magic and the sensuality of creating work by hand.  My biggest zen returns when I find myself engulfed in the smell of oil paint and turpentine (childhood memories :-).

From painting to abstract(ed) photography and the bridges in between—I create new realities based on the one mantra that guides my work (and my life for that matter): "re-imagine what else is possible.”

Paintings on Canvas

 

In my paintings, I stack layer upon layer of line, texture, a hint of text, and various colors showing through as if another story—another reality—is hiding underneath, waiting to be revealed. The lines represent the road to follow, the positive way out. The lines energize the internal conversations that bring new revelations and new choices ... to "re-imagine what else is possible."

Works on Paper

19th Century Photo Processes: Cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown, and Gum Bichromate.

 

Mad scientist magic turns art when pushing the chemicals from a 19th-century photo process into a contemporary 21st-century application. 

Available through 6 | U Gallery in Los Gatos, CA. For any inquiries please email info@6-university.com or call 408 395-1796. Or, send me a quick note and I'd be happy to facilitate contact with the gallery for you 😊

Gum Bichromate Portraits

The gum bichromate technique is a 19th Century photo process that uses chemicals and UV exposure to create an original photo-like print. #madscientist  😎 Watch the video at the bottom for a quick intro on gum bichromates, as well as the story of what happened when I exhibited them as a social experiment ... 

Sieglinde Van Damme

is an artist & visual consultant. 

 

Her focus on creating visual balance in a space brings a positive vibe and energy flow to homes and offices everywhere ... so you can feel happy and relaxed with family, and safe and productive at work.

 

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