Letters are moving

Handwriting is dead? – Long live handwriting! The technical developments of our time neglect handwritten texts more and more. Yet this, gradually diminishing, great cultural heritage is my favourite creative medium. This creative process, that I pursue, is influenced by my own handwriting, which I transform into a dynamic, contemporary style.

The word calligraphy comes from greek and means “beautiful writing”. But for me the words need to be written rather in an expressive way to reveal their true beauty. This expression can contain an elegant, rustic or playful characteristic, or something else. How you then interpret the text is very important. In my work I try to avoid decoration and instead “breathe life into the words”, so that the images sing and stimulate an emotional response.