Ecological art with recycled materials. With home made hand shaved wood flakes & sisal rope.

This artform starts with manual labor. Self-planing, grinding, selecting, breaking and cutting of the flakes increases emotional involvement. Mine and … yours? It all starts with true durable craftsmanship. No AI or algorithm can reproduce this 3D concept (as it can with 2D artworks).


Al mijn FlakeArt-creaties beginnen met het fabriceren van zelf- en  handgemaakte houten ‘vlokkenschaafsel’, vanuit een speciale techniek.


De gaafste vlokken worden zorgvuldig geselecteerd en stuk voor stuk op maat geknipt. Dan geverfd met acryl en minstens 6 uur gedroogd tussen steentjes en creatief geassembleerd op linnen XL doek.


In combinatie met het tweede natuurlijke materiaal wat altijd terugkomt: kleine stukjes sisaltouw. Pleu werken zitten vol karakter: echt, voelbaar, authentiek, harmonisch, kwetsbaar, soms niet ‘perfect’. Wellicht zoals de artiest zelf?


All my FlakeArt creations start by fabricating home made and originally handcrafted wooden flakes for which I apply a special secret shaving technique. The flakes are carefully selected and further customized piece by piece. Than applied directly or dyed with acrylic paint on a brushed acrylic linen background and wooden frame. Composed, attached and varnished. In the last stage of the creative process, small pieces of sisal rope may be added. Sometimes they function as ‘tails’ and sometimes they outline the shape of the template used.


The flakes used are made of natural wood and therefore the artwork may slightly change over time. It’s tangible material and the flakes will react to room temperature and humidity. This way, its keeping you involved even more. The vulnerability of the flakes versus the harmonic power of the systematic compositions gives an intriguing confrontation with inner personal moods, convictions and values. Art for a new and more ecological and sustainable era.