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Delight in the ephemeral .


Hetty van Boekhout´s work has a rare instinctive poetry which defies form and narrative . Hetty delights in the ephemeral and yet tempts scrutiny and interpretation .

The Batik process in the artist hands is skilfully spare and judged to ensure that the aesthetic integrity is not compromised .

Paper is Hetty´s favoured material , cut and torn , overlayed and transparent .

The effect of this subtle blending of wax and dye on paper is distinctive and vital , enhanced but not inhibited by the craft .

Hetty´s work successfully shows the relish and challenge of the medium . Its spirit has authority and engages the eye .

Noel Dyrenforth