Naked as a newborn

Okay. This feel like a huge coming out for me. I don’t know why I am so frightened to share this. But here it is. Here is my soul, naked as a newborn. “Follow Me”


I have been making a lot of larger more contemporary paintings this past year. This always has been my true ambition, but there is a huge gap between 2007 and 2016 where I did not paint large things. May even be the reason why I art journaled so much: that is small and does not require a lot of space. I became pregant of my first kid in 2007. Had a busy job. That kind of stuff….. Life.
But in december 2015 I decided it was time to follow my heart again.

“Follow me”, Mixed media on canvas, 60 x 80 cm, Marieke Blokland,

And that resulted in a growing series of paintings. It is very personal work and I must admit that I find it pretty scary to show them to the world! Yep. I am chicken.

Follow me

This one is called “Follow me” (Yes, that is a phrase in a Muse song), and it is about political and religious oppression. The funny thing is that when I painted it last year I did not know the true meaning of this piece. But a couple of months later it gets more meaningful to me each day…

Anyway. I am truly following my heart here. I just did not know that that was such a scary road to ride.

With love,
Marieke Blokland


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