The artwork is balancing at the border between realism and fantasy. Detailed animal figures against one background colour.

dated 2013 until 2013 (click on an image to enlarge an artwork)
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Big Hug

2013

Two cuddling mice.

Hangover

2013

Goldfish hangs under red balloon. 

Brave

2013

Floortje and Mees acting in diptych 'Brave'. The use of two canvases (30x30 cm and 80x30 cm) symbolizes the situation of both cats.
They never leave the house, but still have their hunting instinct. When they see a bird in front of the window they act like predators.
The cats slowly sneak up on their 'prey', but never will be able to catch it...

Safe

2013

Caged canaries where used in the mining. Mining workers carry the birds with them into the mining tunnels. If dangerous gases such as methane or carbon monoxide leaked into the mine, the gases kill the canary before killing the miners. So a dead bird was a warning signal to exit the tunnels immediately. Today, the practice of using a bird to test the air supply has become part of coal mining lore, but the ideology behind it has become a popular expression. The phrase 'living like a canary in a coal mine' often refers to serving as a warning to others. The actual canary had little control over its fate, but it continued to sing anyway. In one sense, living this way indicates a willingness to experience life's dangers without compromise.

Crucify

2013

Ladybugs on crucifix. 

Gracious

2013

A powerful lion is taking care of an innocent little lamb.

When I come back

2013

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Daydream

2013

Syberian cats Sammy and Moosie are starring at 'flyinf' goldfish.

High hopes

2013

Mouse is sitting on top of a high ladder, trying to escape from the rising water level underneath.

La Tristesse

2013

Mouse as little Pierrot.

Escapism

2013

Sparrows escape from open manhole cover.

Icarus

2013

Interpretation of Icarus, a person from the Greek mythology. 

Hold the balance

2013

Two balancing mice.

Motherhood

2013

Motherduck surrounded by her eight plastic babies.

Together Alone

2013

Together but alone.

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Fairy tale victim

2013

The wolf sits on a red cape, with a blood- smeared fur. It seems that Little Red Riding Hood became the victim of the big angry wolf. But is this correct? 
Who is the real 'fairy tale victim'?
Is Little Red Riding Hood (the human) not the one who was responsible for the bad reputation of the wolf?
Is the innocent look of the wolf on the painting justified?
Maybe, we need to broaden our minds now and then. Don't always listen to what others say, because it could be you're listening to fairy tales. Judge for yourself.

CARPE DIEM

2013

Goldfish in hourglass. Time passes by. Don't waste it; seize the day.

SOS

2013

Begging monkey.