I had the rare opportunity to visit the studio space at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
The Correspondent asked me to create an image to accompany their text about the restorer, Kathrin Pilz, at the Van Gogh Museum. The text talked about the importance of the word Kathrin does on a daily basis, and the balance between being a vital part in the preservation of the artwork, yet never lending your touch to the art shows and only staying in the background. I played a lot with perspective in my visuals for the piece, shifting around from a focus on the restorer to a more prominent focus on the art, and the other way around.
As Lynn Berger, the writer of the piece, mentioned so beautifully, “An artist makes a work of art once; a museum then has to take care of that work of art for decades.”