this art project was something very close to my hart. I always like to experience nature. Not just from a photo or a postcard. I also don't like to walk on the path that everyone walks. So usually when I come home from a "walk" I'm rather green myself! On one of my so called walks in 2005 I made this piece in an impulse. I had my camera with me, and I took some pictures from it. The beautiful green from the algae was just amazing! I called it temporary broken green (tijdelijk gebroken groen) because the stone I put the shells on was near to the water. And when the tide came in, it took the shells with it. The piece existed just for a few hours. That I think is the extra beautiful thing about it.
A few months later I read the newspaper and saw that there was an competition called "mijn kunst" (my art) that gave self-taught artists a opportunity to show their skills. I decided to join the competition and to my own surprise, I got trough to the final group! I did not win the contest but because I was within the final group it also included that I would join an exhibition.
After the exhibition was past I got a letter from the institute were the exhibition was held, asking if I would want to join a sale and exhibition day, were I could show and sell my work.
I said yes and It turned out to be a good day. I even sold some work. So at the end of it, it was good to send in my green adventure photo!