Exhibition location: De Meerpaal / FlevoMeer Library, De Rede 80-82, 8251 EX Dronten

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday evening 7 pm – 8.30 pm. Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.

The opening is on Saturday 14 September 2019 at 2 pm by Erna Koelman.

The very special thing about this common exhibition is that you can view various different interpretations of birds. For those who know my work, my birds fly everywhere. My birds are inspired by the great poem by Drs.P. Comforter. This bird is no longer in my possession, but it beautifully reflects the power of a bird.

The Comforter and the Fly-Backers, they are birds that comfort us, sometimes even save our existence. The Terugvliegers are birds that fly in the opposite direction to save the species in case of calamities. The Comforters are birds such as Drs. P she described she described in his poem. In short: if you lose something, you are sometimes sad. There is a bird that flies all over the world, you hear its song, but you don’t see it. One day he will also sit in front of your window. You don’t see him, but you hear his song and he flies away with your grief. This leaves room to paint this Comforter as you see it.

During my workshops in my studio or on location you can make Comforters alone or together with your darlings. One of my special projects together with artist Ilse Valkenburg is Reload, in which we made Comforters and Dream Trees together with young ex-cancer patients. If you are interested in this, with your loved ones or your company or foundation, be welcome and send an email in the contact form. The Comforter that you made together with your critically ill mother or girlfriend will remain an indelible memory later. And I make sure that you feel totally at ease with tasty snacks or liquid food, tea or wine. With me you can leave the worries at home and make a nice memory together. A bird full of hope and love. Also look for more information at news – Pecha Kutcha a short story about how I expressed this before.

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