An ode to the wondrous force of life and the beauty of the wilderness 

Every day I walk through the forest. Structures, rhythms, patterns, the light that falls among the trees, skies, sounds, birds, all that lives and moves in the wilderness gives me inspiration to create. The unconditional love, joy and beauty I receive from nature I attempt to reflect through my work.

We live in a time in which the world around us seems to be man made. Our surroundings are rapidly being upgraded but can we speak of progress? Our manufactured decor is still intertwined with the ancient patterns of nature. As the migrating birds, the teeming life beneath the earth’s surface, the rituals of nature awakened by the spinning of our magical earth. The foundation of life can not be erased by the seemingly conducting hand of man.

With the creations of Ode to the Wilderness I hope to surprise people, make them happy, open their hearts, connect ‘our world’ with our spontaneous nature to embrace all living beings.

@ Jantien Mook