#045 - Niels Shoe Meulman

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± 70 x 50 cm
300 grams Somerset Satin

3 colour screenprint, including split fountain
Edition of 50, signed and numbered by the artist
(frame not included)

A little word by Shoe:

‘Go on a trip’ said The Jaunt. ‘The Caribbean’ said I. When I arrived in Santiago, I got picked up by a taxi for the two-hour drive to Cabarete, watching the hilly, jungle landscape getting covered in darkness, quite rapidly. When you arrive in a new place in the evening, the vision in the following daylight is always completely different than how you imagined it. During my trip I stayed at the villa of my old partner in crime (literally) Bando. He’s into surfing and cave-diving now and works with the DRSS (Dominican Republic Speleological Society). We went on several trips to look for caves, trying to find access points underwater to enter the caves in order to explore and map the caves.

Gazing at plants and trees and their foliage, I got the notion that there is a universal balance behind every intuitive decision. To discover patterns in life’s chaos and then pointing out the flaws in those patterns could just be my purpose in life. And that foliage reminds us that the things we create are just dead monuments celebrating our living surroundings. I think these palm leaves illustrate that beautifully. “The only difference between a flower and a weed is judgement (Wayne Dyer)”