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.
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.
This one's called "Bloodbath", a title that speaks for itself, I suppose.
This one's called "Broken Wings". It was the front piece for a solo show of enamel on paper paintings.
From that same solo show "Broken Wings", enamel on paper, the first (and last) show that almost completely sold out before the opening.
This piece called "Home" (oil on stuffed artificial fur, 60 x 140 x 140 cm).
Inevitable the new apartment got filled up with new works. I even started painted there, as well as at my studio.
I made several fur-icons - in the beginning with gold paint, much later with 24 carat gold leaf.
In some corners of the apartment I experimented with interior and landscape installations, all made out of artificial wolves fur.
Or I drew with white oil paint a winter landscape into the black artificial fur.
"Frozen" (oil on artificial fur, 140 x 200 cm).
Or I painted some weeds with green oil paint into the black artificial fur.
"Grass" (oil on artificial fur, 40 x 100 cm).
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.
That year, after a long struggle, my father died.
To honor one of his last wishes, I designed his tombstone.
My father's tombstone. A house to live in forever. Both pieces, the house as well as the landscape are a solid black marble.