ELVIRA VAN BOCHOVE
Cormorant-fish, ode to Jacob Cats 2018
Trimetal Globaxane paint, 1177 x 930 cm
After the start of the Synod of Dordrecht in 1618 a comet was seen in the sky.
Poet Jacob Cats (1577-1660) saw in this a divine sign that disputes could be resolved, in a new light. Children of the neighbourhood drew the chicks of this Cormorant-fish, which refers to the ancient ties of the people of Dordrecht with the water.
The blue sky 2018
acrylics & oil on canvas, 200 x 200 cm
The sky is blue, the light is gold and the water is green.
But, what we hide in the air can be found in the water. While swimming and hunting, we come across our secret poison ...
Two golden weeks in Rockanje 8-piece 2017
acrylics & goldfinger on canvas, 40 x 40 cm x 8
With the easel and cart through the dunes to the beach. After a few meager years I finally went on summer holidays, on forty minutes away from my house.
Sunny weather in Rockanje, and also some rain. The sea is almost always quiet. Blue skies, lots of sand and sand-colored things of course, brown swallow at low tide.
In these two weeks I made an eight-piece, a postcard. The result of breathing space ...
acrylics & oil on canvas, 90 x 90 cm
The beginning of everything is floating in space, in the ocean, in the womb, in our mother's arms...
Everything is connected through space and the rhythms of time.
"Riverwater 12th august" 2013
acrylics on canvas 80 x 140 cm
The three major rivers De Beneden Merwede, the Oude Maas and the Noord converge at the Groothoofd in Dordrecht, with an influx of the small river Wantij.
Special water. It has been flowing there for centuries, connecting the history of different era's. The paintings made at the "Groothoofd" all show a bit of this connection. The water, coloured and shaped by time and the weather of that paricular day ...