Recent activities - visit to Marian Bijlenga in Amsterdam

I had the great good fortune to be invited by Marian Bijlenga to visit her at her studio in Amsterdam as preparation for a text she has asked me to write for a monograph chronicling her 30 years as an artist. Her studio was an oasis of calm in a baking hot, tourist filled Amsterdam and it was a great privilege to look closely at so many of her works from very early ones to the latest, and to discuss them with her. It was particularly interesting to see some of the 30 miniatures she has recently created to represent a work or series of works from those 30 years, each one a tiny and complete version of a larger work.