M A R E H I L S T R A
space - stories - collage - philosophy - findings - poetry - shamanic work - painting
Hand and feather, cardboard, (earth)pigment, chalk, papers, pencil, plywood, 56 x 50 cm, 2020
I am a poet and artist from an island in the North of the Netherlands
living and working since 2018 in Loshult - a small village in the South of Sweden.
I have been writing poetry from when I was 6 years old - experiencing magic when rhyming
De bladeren waaien/ het lijkt net of ze zwaaien (free translated) branches of a tree - with waving at me.
After studying fine art in education and creative writing in Amsterdam I landed home surrounded by the trees of South Sweden.
I have been listening more and more to the stories and lines of nature, especially the trees.
Next to my poetry and visual art I create space to listen to each others stories and the stories of nature.