#043 - Hedof - Second edition - Set #2
Edition of 35
Silkscreen print: Krijger Zeefdruk
Machine cut: Tiesencoo
Inspiration: Ljubljana, Slovenia
For this trip, I found it very difficult to come up with a destination. I wanted to find the perfect place to chill, be amazed by a new environment, try nice food, drink some beers and most importantly draw all day long. I started asking around and heard the name Ljubljana coming up more and more, so I checked it out online and it seemed to be everything I was looking for!
On my flight I could already see of the natural beauty from my window, mountains everywhere, some even covered in snow, forests, blue lakes, fresh water, it looked very clean and healthy. When I arrived in the city I instantly fell in love with the candy-colored houses and buildings. It felt like I was in the town of Studio Ghibli's "Howl's moving castle”. On Sunday morning I visited the flea market, which was a great spot to find so many beautiful vintage toys. The best thing from my trip was definitively meeting Helena Stamulak, a resident, who showed me around for two days. She was the best and showed me all the ins and outs of this lovely city.
Drawing from my adventures and memories, I ended up with 30 pages of drawings full of new characters and other items. All of these characters were worked out on the computer and I ended up with one big design of over 100 items. It has always been my dream to see my work in sculptural form, so over the next months, I was very closely involved with the production process. It took a lot of machines, tests and figuring out how to make sure all of the design worked. The final steps involved screen printing directly on the wood, cutting out and sending all of the characters, now after dreaming about this for four years, my sculpture set is finally here!