This project was a seminar lead by Lennart Kok and Sue Doeksen. Through ‘Black & White sessions’ we made quick sketches with different materials about words that were written on paper. One of the words I received was ‘stilte’ (silence).

After a few sessions and a riso print workshop we had the opportunity to create a final art work, based on the theme ‘Riso Paradise’. I challenged myself to complete the exercise without the use of a computer, and decided to use the actual piece of paper with the word ‘stilte’ on it to make a book about the silent, microscopic world inside the ‘Riso Paradise’. I combined natural elements from pictures in old books, with graphic shapes and drawings I made during the Black & White sessions. I also enlarged two pages of the book and made posters of them. The posters and books are all riso printed, the posters in a collection of 5, the books in a circulation of 15.

All our work came together in the exhibition we organised at Kapitaal Utrecht. My posters are sold out, but there are some of my books left! You can buy one for €6, email me for more information at!