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Two souls, one nature


Museum Sloten is proud to present these two inhabitants of the city: together they made the book Tsjilp! 25 fûgel poems foar grutte and lytse protters, and now their work can be seen in real life from April to October 2020.

Phe idea of the poet

Eppie Dam is from farmer stock and grew up anid meadows and birds.  Unfortunately, there is very…

Museum Sloten is proud to present these two inhabitants of the city: together they made the book Tsjilp! 25 fûgel poems foar grutte and lytse protters, and now their work can be seen in real life from April to October 2020.

Phe idea of the poet

Eppie Dam is from farmer stock and grew up anid meadows and birds.  Unfortunately, there is very little left of nature’s beauty, and Eppie is not the only one who regretting that painfully.  It sometimes makes writing bird poems almost double.  As if they only exist on paper.  Yet he always enjoys working on his bird poems.  It remains quite a challenge to not only describe the appearance of the birds, but at the same time to catch their thoughts. Of course we humans can’t do that, but sometimes it is nice to follow the poets impressions. This also applies to the poet himself.

Subservient to the word

The work of the illustrator always comes after the work of the writer. In that sense, the illustration is the word’s handmaiden. But there is always a lot of consultation going on between Lienke and Eppie: “How do you imagine the bird, what should it do, what images do you see before you”. After all, the image has to fit in with Eppie's poem.

You might not tell, but working out a bird lino is a precise and intensive process that requires a lot of thinking in advance. After all, you have to think in mirror image, and what you cut away is gone. Especially making multi-color prints requires a lot of brainwork, as you have to consider in advance in which phases you have to cut which parts away. You work from light to dark. First a print with the lightest color, for example light yellow. Then cut again for the next print with dark yellow. This way you build up layer by layer and you end up with a linoleum plate in which almost everything is cut away.

A happy poet

The results are impressive! Eppie is also very happy with Lienke's linos. They are true works of art, strong in form, rich and bold in color. But what is most important to him: all birds express something of themselves, we almost look into their souls. You can't make a poet any happier.

When

  • every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday until October 31st, 2021from 11:00 to 17:00
  • every Saturday and Sunday until October 31st, 2021from 13:00 to 17:00
  • Note: opening times may be different during public holidays
  • Holidays closed

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Prices

  • Children€2.50 (van 6 t/m 12 jaar)
  • Adults€3.50
  • MJK (Museumjaarkaart)Free

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