first project TU Delft (1991)

Two years TU Delft experience. I actually ignored the exact subjects and I put all my energy into the fun design assignments. Like hand sketching and form theory. But in the end the exact subjects counted for 80% of the propedeuse. And actually I was totally unprepaired about studying things, with books and stuff. But in those two years I think the seed did germinate, and contaminated and went to look at designing in a certain way. My eyes opened and I learned what I wanted to do. Perhaps this, here and now, the unexpected path, which this blog illustrates, that I am walking now. The road to nowhere, fortunate!

first project TU Delft (1991)

illuminated incense burner

A usb led lamp with the possibility to burn incense. The top of the wooden box is a piece of a tile including steel profiles that are used to finish the corners of tiles – eg. in a bathroom. The smoke of incense is something I can look for hours. With the leds on top of the construction it is even more fun while the smoke is illuminated from below.

illuminated incense burner

salon table

Finally this project is finished. Took me half a year. In the small space I work there was hardly space to finish it. I became gloomy every time I saw the half finished building materials. Never will work like this again. Space, rather room to work first.

salon table

green light for the night

Thanks to LED light bulbs and the little heat they emit it is possible now to create all kinds of lamps that would normally go burn when a regular light bulb has been used. Earlier in the timeline are more examples. But because of this risk factor I will fist think it over before constructing new lamps.

green light for the night

Empty Space Receptacle ESR 3

Emptiness – an empty space, spatially. The question is whether something swims through it is an entity or nothing. If not, the space is still empty and am I a fool, creating things that are nothing and the space remains empty.

Empty Space Receptacle ESR 3

2003, 3 paintings

In 2003 I started working with paint on a more regular base. In first instance I used white paint because there wasn’t any other color in the house and color didn’t interest me. Painting itself was what it was all about, no matter how or what.

2003, 3 paintings

prism glasses 3

A few of a few people I showed the glasses acted pretty strange. Some immediately liked it, and recognized it as a sort of natural lsd trip, while others got angry and insulted, about what I had done to them!! Unbelievable

prism glasses 3

Empty Space Observer ESO 1

Hollow, slow and dark to explore the emptiness, somewhere far in the universe. The reason is not really clear, but because of the presence of this jellyfish makes the space it explores not empty anymore. But still it’s a bit sad for this explorer to never meet another one. In his eyes the space is empty, but from here it’s not, because of this one!

Empty Space Observer ESO 1

split teaspoon

Some call it capital destruction – yes really – because before this intervention it was still a usable object. But suppose someone pays me € 5 for this creation, it suddenly it is found oké and that’s it. Like so many other processes.

split teaspoon