ELVIRA VAN BOCHOVE Transmitting through art
Elvira van Bochove – Artist
By being an artist I respond to the clues nature leaves me. I tap into its energy, to co-create with the earth. I love the process of making art, but it’s my soul that shows me what to communicate.
I am creating images of interconnectedness, in artpieces and dancecircles.
The feeling that I get from being in the water is of being boundless/bodyless.
Water has been a very important part of my childhood. I was born in Zwijndrecht, a small town in a river area in the South West of Holland. Ever since I can remember the ocean and rivers were sending me messages of oneness. The joy I felt, and still feel, when being near water (on holidays for example, or while windsurfing), triggers my inspiration.
In my late teens I went to artschool to study painting. Simultaniously my interest in spirituality and paganism grew, for I wanted to learn more about these messages. At that time I didn’t know yet that they were messages, and why they would always be nudging me. But my art story has always been deeply influenced by them. I have been working as an artist since graduating, which is some thirty years ago. I use painting, sculpture and dance as media. To translate them into art, and to navigate the energy through it.
In this story magic is very important. It is part of the quest for being linked to the sacred web, our life on earth. Magic work is a means of exploring and forging new paths in this web.
I am working from and living in Dordrecht, with my partner and our 13 year old daughter.
Learn more about the transmitting circles project.
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