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    • CommentAuthorKen Miller
    • CommentTimeNov 16th 2010 edited
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    In a street in the old Dutch town of Edam stands a house with rooms filled with art. These works of art aren't paintings, though: they are artworks created with found objects, housed in glass-fronted boxes. They have the feel of something you'd see in a Jan Svankmajer film, and they are the work of a woman named Marijke.

    I created a website to allow others to see these objects: so please click on the link below and take a peek into Marijke's world...

    http://www.kenmillercreative.com/MarijkeMain.html

    Here's an example of one of her works:

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      CommentAuthorhowyadoin
    • CommentTimeNov 16th 2010
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    That's beautiful stuff. Fine-lookin' website, too.
    • CommentAuthorKen Miller
    • CommentTimeNov 16th 2010
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    @howyadoin - Cheers.
    I really like Marijke's work: every room in her house is filled with arcane, strange objects. She has a very long, darkly-lit corridor in her home that holds a whole bunch of her works, inset into the wall, and it's cool just to walk along the corridor, checking out each one. Photographing them is tricky because a lot of them are so hard to show in 2D because she uses the three dimensional environments of the glass-fronted boxes to hide or obscure certain elements: you sometimes have to peek through apertures to see the hidden features - so some of her more elaborate creations remain un-photographed. And there's also the problem of getting a good shot without picking up the reflections on the glass.
    I'm going over to Holland again in early December and I'm hoping to get some more photos of her other work then.
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeNov 16th 2010 edited
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    They remind me Cornell Boxes.
    • CommentAuthorKen Miller
    • CommentTimeNov 16th 2010
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    @Kradlum - thanks for mentioning the Cornell Boxes: that got me hunting around the web and now I know that I should describe Marijke as an exponent of ASSEMBLAGE (when I update the site I'm making sure I refer to the art form's correct name!)
    • CommentAuthorKen Miller
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2010
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    Detail from another one of Marijke's assemblage artworks:

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    • CommentAuthorgzapata
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2010
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    That fish face's ass ate that woman's face, oh noooooo!!!!....had to be said

    On a smarter note, I really like the image when you first enter the site
    • CommentAuthorKen Miller
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2010 edited
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    Yeah - that image you see first when you enter the site is representative of a lot of Marijke's work: it is comprised of things peering from behind other parts of an art piece.

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    • CommentAuthorKen Miller
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2010
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    I'm heading over to Holland on Thursday (if the snow lets me) and hopefully I'll get the opportunity to shoot some more pics of Marijke's work then.

    http://www.kenmillercreative.com/MarijkeMain.html
    • CommentAuthorKen Miller
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2011
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    I visited Marijke a while back and took more photos of her great assemblage art. Hopefully I'll get some time to add the new shots onto the Marijke website. Here's a detail from one of her works, featuring running, fish-headed folks!

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      CommentAuthorSobreiro
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2011
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    Man, upload the pages to Photobucket, it seems Imageshack doesn't allow hotlinking, all I'm seeing are frogs in icecubes!
    • CommentAuthorKen Miller
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2011
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    That's strange, Sobreiro: I've looked at this page on a couple of different computers and the imageshack picture is visible. Here's the picture via photobucket:

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