1994

1994

After a while I took the fur-sculptures a step further. Just as I "fixated" the fur-paintings with oil paint, I did the same here with enamel.

1994

This piece was called "Bed" and was inspired from an image out of the documentary "Misery in the Borinage" by Henri Storck. At night the table served as a children's bed.
I also made a painting version with enamel on wood panel.

1994

This one's called "Bloodbath", a title that speaks for itself, I suppose.

1994

This one's called "Broken Wings". It was the front piece for a solo show of enamel on paper paintings.

1994

From that same solo show "Broken Wings", enamel on paper, the first (and last) show that almost completely sold out before the opening.

1994

This piece called "Home" (oil on stuffed artificial fur, 60 x 140 x 140 cm).

1994

Inevitable the new apartment got filled up with new works. I even started painted there, as well as at my studio.

1994

I made several fur-icons - in the beginning with gold paint, much later with 24 carat gold leaf.

1994

In some corners of the apartment I experimented with interior and landscape installations, all made out of artificial wolves fur.

1994

Or I drew with white oil paint a winter landscape into the black artificial fur.
"Frozen" (oil on artificial fur, 140 x 200 cm).

1994

Or I painted some weeds with green oil paint into the black artificial fur.
"Grass" (oil on artificial fur, 40 x 100 cm).

1994

The playwright Arne Sierens translated the play "Splendid's" by Jean Genet for Het Zuidelijk Toneel (NL) and suggested that perhaps I could do the illustrations.
To them, Jean Genet was impossible to illustrate, but sure, I could go ahead and try. So I did. To their own surprise they loved it, they even decided to publish them.
That's how my first job for the playwright Arne Sierens came about.

1994

That year, after a long struggle, my father died.
To honor one of his last wishes, I designed his tombstone.

1994

My father's tombstone. A house to live in forever. Both pieces, the house as well as the landscape are a solid black marble.