No matter how often your work has been published by an external source, it never gets old.
This week my humble at-home art practice has been featured in the latest edition of the local glossy called the ‘HRLM’. This abbreviation stands for ‘Haarlem’, a city in the Netherlands where I currently live. The magazine writes about everything that happens in our historical city. They mostly focus on local culture, shops and wining & dining. and have been around for almost 15 years now (since December 2008).
Somewhere near the end of 2021 I was invited to be featured in this magazine to show where I work and what I make there. It was interesting to me because I consider the space I live in, simultaneously to be my living room and my workshop or, as I prefer to call it: my atelier. My living room has everything I need. It has space, great audio speakers, all the music I could ever want to hear is playing all day and the room’s atmosphere and lighting are perfect for both working with the machines and working behind a computer. The only thing I don’t do here is woodworking, soldering, painting and other stuff that creates dust or hazardous fumes.
The downside is that life gets messy, and work gets messy. So together these two types of mess create a new kind of hybrid mess where some unorganized papers end up in between electronic motors, machine parts, 3D-printed parts and rolls of tape, pens, vials of ink, you name it. But, in order to be able to work on beautiful things, this is a small price to pay.
Well, let’s not deviate any further, back to the topic: the publication!
You can read all about it over here (link points directly to the page of the article).
Thanks for your time and attention,