Pink Prayers

While there are plenty of monasteries in Myanmar, there are only a few nunneries. I was able to visit one of the nunneries; the Daw Nyanasari nunnery in Sanchaung township in Yangon, where 250 women from 8-86 are living. Eaindawaddy (42) takes me by the hand and shows me around. Our communication is with gestures, smiles, […]

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Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue | 2015 1-11 Indigo Pigment on linen canvas 80 x 120 cm Color is, beyond mind and matter, pure vibration, speaking directly to the soul. Indigo blue is my all time favorite color. It is crosses borders, like the sky and the ocean. It is ageless, timeless and universal. It is […]

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Vietnam Blues

Opposite the Temple of Literature in Hanoi you’ll find the Indigo Store. In a half-day tye dye workshop with the charming Hjo I managed to make this fine tye dye dots indigo piece. The aim of the Indigo store is to preserve and restore the traditional culture of the Black Tay ethnic minority in Sapa. […]

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Imperfection

Happinez 7 | 2015 The Imperfection Issue with pictures I made during my travels in Uzbekistan, Taiwan, India, China and Morocco resulting in a Calligraphy photo essay (with words by Eveline Helmink) and Wabi Sabi article (written by Anne Wesseling) Special thanks to Taiwanese Master Calligrapher Chen Hung-Mien carving and writing the word happiness in […]

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