More than 30 years bookart


 
Through my occupation with historical book painting i came to deal with contemporary book art. By working with pen and brush i discovered the slowness for myself. Book painting is a very slow activity. During time i confronted also the viewer of my books more an more with this slowness. This is the reason why i freqently wrap up and lace my books in the style of the tibetan palmtree books.
The quic consumption of the book is excluded by this lancing. When agreeing to this ceremony of opening; time will be available, which leads me from my current environment to the contents of the book. Only after this ritual i arrived and can begin to look and to read.

G.J.W.