I photographed a hyacinth bulb from up close and with the flash on and the photo turned out quite green, almost as if I had used photoshop. I thought the effect was rather interesting and felt like painting it. I'm not an experienced painter but I like the feeling of brushing with big strokes on paper and don't pretend to paint accurately to the original.
I saw her exhibition in the Groninger Museum and I was impressed. Her work took me by the throat. It is so primeval, so raw. I was alone in the museum rooms (except from a guard) and it was therefore a very intimate experience. I like it so much when that is possible.
Because I had a piece of plaster that had hardened in a plastic container in the form of a cookie ánd I had a lot of wallpaper glue leftover from the previous project I made myself a giant teacup with a cookie (painted with acrylic paint). After the first layers of newspaper paper I used two different wallpapers.
I used a mixing bowl and a big plate as a mould.
With a group of friends we planned to give another friend a set of six plates and six bowls for her birthday. But because we also had a program for the day and that present was a bit too heavy to carry around all day, I decided to make a surrogate present we could give first. So from paper-maché I made a green bowl (the crockery was green) and also added strips of paper with all our names on it.