A Home, Not a Metaphor, The Real Thing

 

This series was created at Het Vijfde Seizoen (The Fifth Season), a residence for artists on the grounds of the psychiatric institution the Willem Arntsz Hoeve in Den Dolder, the Netherlands. I lived and worked there for the summer of 2013 with my husband (also an invited artist) and our two sons. I asked the patients to take me to a place that gave them a sense of hope or calm. 

The series includes pieces entitled ...Patient Observed, spaces I was taken to by a patient. ...Anonymous Observed, places I saw repeatedly inhabited by the same patient. And ...Personnal Observed, spaces and buildings that I personally needed to capture.The paintings are all 22" high and hung abutted like a film strip that portray a single psychiatric facility from several different perspectives. 

 
 

Installation image at Lloyd Cultural Center — All work made possible with funding from the many partners of Het Vijfde Seizoen Artists Residence including the Mondriaan Fund and Cultural Ambassy of the Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam

 
 

Great Cypress Swing, Patient Observed
Lithography ink on vintage tracing cloth
22 x 16 1/4 inches – unframed

 

Skybridge Arbodienst, Personal Observed
Lithography ink on vintage tracing cloth
22 x 14 5/16 inches – unframed

 

Carré Reflecting Pool, Anonynous Observed
Lithography ink on vintage tracing cloth
22 x 29 1/4 inches – unframed

 

Great Cypress, Patient Observed
Lithography ink on vintage tracing cloth
22 x 16 1/2 inches – unframed

 
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Gehoorzal, Personal Observed
Lithography ink on vintage tracing cloth
22 x 29 1/4 inches – unframed

 

Gehoorzal, Interior Eye Window, Personal Observed
Lithography ink on vintage tracing cloth
22 x 17 1/4 inches

 

Weir + Rooftop View, Boerhave
Lithography ink on vintage tracing cloth
22 x 29 inches – unframed

 

Roof Weir+, Personal Observed
Lithography ink on vintage tracing cloth
22 x 14 5/16 inches – unframed

 

Carré, Anonymous Observed
Lithography ink on vintage tracing cloth
22 x 29 3/8 inches – unframed

 

 Vijverhof, Patient Observed
Lithography ink on vintage tracing cloth
22 x 16 1/2 inches – unframed

 

Camper, Patient Observed
Lithography ink on vintage tracing cloth
22 x 29 1/4 inches – unframed

 

Gehoorzal, Centered Eye Window, Personal Observed
Lithography ink on vintage tracing cloth
22 x 16 inches 

 

Gehoorzal Interior, Altrecht Bound
Lithography ink on vintage tracing cloth
22 x 28 inches – unframed

 

Paviljoen Boerhave, Patient Observed
Lithography ink on vintage tracing cloth
22 x 29 1/8 inches – unframed

 
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Gehoorzal Interior, Personal Observed
Lithography ink on vintage tracing cloth
22 x 24 3/4 inches – unframed

 

Gehoorzal Interior, Reinaerde Bound
Lithography ink on vintage tracing cloth
22 x 16 3/4 inches – unframed