In early August a group of 10 international artists will hike into the Ukrainian Wilderness with the European Wilderness Society. Right in the middle of National Nature Park Synevyr will be a WildArt Plein Air event. The WildArt Plein Air event is part of a project ‘Areas of Inspiration’, funded by the Creative Europe programme. Following our Romanian and Dutch photographer, we welcome Liset van Dommelen, Dutch printer.
Please also read: Join the Wild Art Plein Air in Synevyr, Ukraine!
To see and feel Wilderness
People can enjoy Wilderness in many different ways. Most people watch the beautiful sceneries, smell the fresh air, and hear the sounds of nature. But some people see Wilderness from a different perspective. They see something that makes every plant, tree, animal and even the ground unique. It is their texture. Liset van Dommelen is specialised in a kind of gyotaku printmaking with natural inks she developed herself. Through these natural inks, Liset is able to capture textures of nature on screen. Liset is even able to give dead animals a second life in a unique way, by printing.
This technique was used by Japanese fishermen to document their catch. I make prints of all types of dead animals, plants and whatever I can find that is printable. The fact that my hands have to feel and touch to make the right print, makes it so interesting. It is a broader technique compared to only visual, where I can use more of my senses. Furthermore, I also use other print techniques, like mono or screen print.
Showing nature’s beauty
See more of Liset van Dommelen’s work here.