Crescant | On commission
For Crescant Hesther was commissioned for two consecutive years to make 10 business gifts with the theme "It will grow" (‘Crescant' in Latin).
"I have chosen the symbolism of a tree as this fits in with Crescant's philosophy. The tree is the symbol of life, strength and wisdom. Traditionally the tree was regarded as indestructible and was therefore the symbol of the everlastingness, immortality and eternal life. Trees also symbolize lifelong friendships by holding onto memories.
Crescant - The second year | On commission
"Compared to the work made the previous year this was consciously developed into a landscape (broad horizon). A broader outlook, such as the one developed by Crescant.
More possibilities, more vision. Here I also opted for the symbolism of the tree and the eagle as these fit in with Crescant's philosophy and growth: the tree symbolizes life, strength and wisdom. Traditionally the tree was regarded as indestructible and was therefore the symbol of everlastingness, immortality and eternal life. The eagle symbolizes among other things clear vision, creativity, strong soul and freedom. It is also a large and powerful hunter. "
The forms have been abstracted (in simplified form) resulting in a new and exciting image. The paintings - with the exception of the eagle - have been built up with a painting knife.
Here, too, the stroke, choice of material (acrylic colours, painting knife and brush) and colours for which my work is known, are also clearly recognizable.
Every single one of the 10 works is different and unique.