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My art endeavors are built up of multi-mix visual arts with a belief behind pursuing a consistent trajectory to have an outcome where the love is inside the doing the works. I always plan with a relaxed mind about what to do next. My background in holistic studies and therapies since the '70s will speak for itself. (more on https://www.facebook.com/aseeltje/) Building up resilience will become important and apparent in the existing works and appreciation from the crowd to support is necessary; This will define the continuance of new ideas with an open mind - even in crucial moments. Also, my strength to go ahead lies in the choice of themes in various exploring fields including gems jewelry settings, and printworks when on the island there are two sides to take advantage of, one touristically and the other the fine art exploitation. Also, the use of technique mixed media will depend.

I believe in authenticity when adapting my own taste to the subjects, even when some common academic structures need to be inserted. Procedures are from my own individual hand touch constructed by the hearth. In the long term expressing your own wit as a solo artist will satisfy much more and since the humoristic side in blogging and video presentations are present, nowadays their exposure is muchly viewed by others.

The genre mode started firstly with some periods of pen drawing the architectural heritage buildings in the 80s on the born island of Curacao, then the underwater and shore scapes in Bonaire including portraits in oil until expressing the culture came in starting 90s; Then peddling back to Curacao I needed to be part of the competent race in the black culture community which came with new programs and seminars to relive the importance of itself. By nearing the end of the 90s a more surrealistic approach is seen in my fine artworks while I self-represented the concept of the overall 'woman' in its resiliency to survive. Gradually I started developing insight metaphorically on sudden realm socially expressive. With a kind of epiphany style, first in rhythmical poetry alongside the arts, then when approaching the 2000s to become more intuitively prose-styled and actively maintaining. In essence, the meaning of it all is focused on living needs and encouraging visioning through self-practicing well-being. So with this holistic approach, cultural existence is more satisfactorily observed in the extent of its values and development. Until art forms in approximate aspects of deeper issues become concepts more reliant on an approximate level to question. Photographing was from the start present to characterize the documentation.

Coming from two mixed-racial families, my research in the arts and black community culture on islands was necessary when coming back from overseas to live.  My rooted families are from the Winward islands and the Netherlands. The latter I lived during the '60s and 70s when I finished a variety of studies, worked 10 years at Philips Concern Co. and joined as a duo performer bringing popular Latin American songs to the public in Eindhoven city and surrounding.

Today this journey of retrospective events, after a marriage and having kids with exploring my own vision to details are subjected to emancipatory patterns which is a privilege now to present 45y art survival while unexpected turns are meant for growth. The undertaken experiences contemporarily are redefined inside monographic proportions to prepare. Furthermore, a video presentation of 4 decades and derived research taking Bandabou's suburbs and rural lowlands will be the resourceful topic of interest with the central approach of well-being.                (more on https://bandabow.wordpress.com/)

 

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Mix Media on canvas-Atholt 2017