For a local gallery called Päper Shøp I got the oppertunity to fill 10 A4 pages that had something to do with Hasselt. The main idea is that for 10 weeks the art of the 10 artists, designers, architects,… would be displayed weekly. The “founder” started this idea to engage locals with designers to start thinking about future development of the city.
Through several people I was asked to participate and after showing my portfolio I got green light. As someone who isn’t really well known with the city besides the commercial center I took it as an opperunity to explore the city on foot packed with a sketching board and pen. I let myself guide through the city on hunches during the hottest weeks of the years. Then when a place “revealed” itself I just started observing and drawing. Along the way I got to see interesting events unfold and talk to people about all sorts of things.
By just going out there I rediscovered something inside myself that had been gone a long time. A passion to just explore and draw the world which seemed to be something people really liked. With these drawings I hope to inspire others to leave the office or atelier once every while and just go out there and wander.
Pictures of the opening in the gallery
While I was making the last drawing of the set someone cycled by me and came back to compliment me on my work. He was very interested and as a small job I got to make a drawing of the “Babbelfiets” on the big market of Hasselt for a voucher.