my scientific career at the Delft
University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands, where I was engaged in
"computational electromagnetics" (i.e. scientific research aiming at
computing electromagnetic fields in complicated geometries using fast computers
as accurately and as fast as possible), my long-standing passive interest in
three-dimensional art developed into a hobby and I started sculpting. Doing
this I can make use of both my technical education and experience, and the
spatial insight my work continuously required as well as produced.
As a sculptor I am primarily an autodidact and I mainly work with the materials alabaster, serpentine, various kinds of marble, onyx and the beautiful Belgian black "marble", a kind of limestone also referred to as Noir de Mazy. My sculptures are figurative, abstract or geometric, the latter being inspired by my scientific work.
For my artistic development, however, I followed courses modelling in clay or wax by Johanna van Dongen at the Vrije Akademie in Delft, Paola en Fréderic Steffen sculptureart-Ardèche, France (highly recommendable for creative holidays), the Delft artist Cor Dam, again at the Vrije Akademie Delft, and finally a course sculpting from the beeldhouwwinkel in Scheveningen. At present I follow a course "Sculpting in stone" given in
You can contact me by mailing, using the following E-mail address . And would you happen to be in the neighbourhood you can, of course, make an appointment to see the sculptures I still have, they are for sale. Look at the Dutch version of this site for the availability and the prices.