Elise Eekhout Art Collection
Dutch Art - Acrylics, Base Metal Sheet On Canvas - Land Of Big & Growth 02
Land of Big & Growth 02, part of the Corona-Stories series; Tranquil Cities; Longing to go Outside.
Painting (unframed, acrylics, base metal sheet on canvas), dated 2020, painting by Elise Eekhout, Dutch Artist, The Netherlands.
Approximate dimensions/weight: 100 x 130 x 2.5 cm, 4.5kg
"Sometimes I wonder what the world would look like if I was the size of an insect, like in the story of ‘Eric’ (by Godfried Bomans). It must be really fascinating to see the world from another angle. Flowers will be trees if you are the size of an insect.
As a child, I didn’t know Godfried Bomans, so Paul Biegel’s story “The Little Captain” fed my imagination. Especially the chapter where the children reach the island of ‘Big and Growth’. I will quote a small part of the text that inspired me to make this painting" - Elise Eekhout
"…They explored, because before you go to sleep on an uninhabited island, you should first know whether it is really uninhabited. That’s what the Little Captain said, and he led the way. They found trees as tall as church towers, flowers as big as deck chairs and shells you could live in…" - De Kleine Kapitein, by Paul Biegel
The artist created this painting with the help of her 10-year old son who has colorblindness. He helped pick colors that are beautiful for someone with red / green color blindness. Colors that stand out and attracts attention.
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