I absolutely adore (and am slightly envious of) Marty Poorter’s ”intuitive” work. She is a Dutch artist to whom the relationship between humans and animals are an endless source of inspiration.
“I just follow my hand without thinking. In a state of apparent emptiness I surrender to a kind of inner music. Each new line is my own creation, yet later I am sometimes surprised by the strange creatures that have appeared. Creatures that have something of a human being as well as an animal; as if they merged.”
“My visual work is my way of speaking; of my place in the world. My source is desire, the longing for gestures I have not previously made. Gestures that reflect my outlook on the world; my reality. I am “talking” about the living world in its loneliness. Its separateness. In its being different. Without land, without origin. Suffering. Loving. Vulnerable, yet grand: strange! That mystery I want to show.”
Marty’s work breaths an utterly intriguing vulnerability that is capable of truly capturing my attention in terms of observation.
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