Holiday inspiration

When being away on a holiday I always carry my sketchbooks along. I find other countries and cultures very inspiring for new drawings. New ideas and new shapes often arise while being away from home. 'Haru Kat' (No.15) is a striking example of the influence a trip to Japan had on this drawing. 

The pictures below are me, sketching, in Rio de Janeiro and Barcelona.

Basic parts

There is a tattoo on my left shoulder representing a merger of the four basic shapes (rectangle, triangle, square and circle): the basic parts mostly used in architecture and in my work.

I have the tattoo since I was 19, but it has become my signature (you can see it quite well here) since my journey through Japan in 2010: the Japanese use small stamps for their calligraphy.

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