Scientists have declared that trees are the State of the Art in carbon sequestration. Trees are the State of the Art in a variety of ways, through the oxygen they give us and all living beings, their sequestration of carbon, the art of normalising climatic patterns and so much more (read more:

Trees are also artists in their own right, sculptors twisting and turning roots, branches and trunks into a mosaic of enterprising dynamism.They create still lives comprising bark covered intermittently in moss, compositions of leaves, branches and rainwater, a twist or turn or embrace of branches and more. This is what I was looking for and found when I saw the Art of the State of trees. It dawned on me that if I could show others what I see then a new vision, a new discussion on the importance of the worlds forests would begin to save the worlds forests for now and future generations.The images below convey that sight; the seeing as it were, when looking at the “finer print” of trees. From that vantage point the title of the series blossomed into Artistrees, a combination of two words, namely, artist and trees.

Thanks to the VSB Fonds Alphen aan den Rijn we are proud to announce the exhibition of ARTISTREES to be held at Parkvilla, Park Rijnstroom, Cornelis Geellaan 2, in Alphen aan den Rijn from May 21- July 9, 2017.

Woodpecker lo-res


Parrots' Eye

Parrots eye

Picasso cubism

Picasso cubism

Jabba the Hut

Jabba the Hutt

The Scream

The scream

Alien Old Man

Alien old man


Many thanks to The VSB Fonds Alphen aan den Rijn for their help in realising this project.


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