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'Essence of Nature' 2023

Author: Herma de Wit

Copy editor: Emma Dingwall
Text contributions: Maartje Wortel, Piet van Bragt, Marina Aarts Graphic design: Loes Claessens
Thanks to: Graphics Atelier Hilversum

Paper: Munken Print, Forever Rose, Fedrigoni Sirio, Emotion
Production: Joost Widdershoven, Booxs

ISBN: 978-9-09-036908-2

Distributor: IDEA Books

Edition: 200

Format: 240 x 320 mm

Pages: 148




Author: Herma de Wit-Orobio de Castro

Copy editor: Emma Dingwall
Graphic design: Loes Claessens
Thanks to: Graphics Atelier Hilversum

Production: Joost Widdershoven, Booxs

Format: 240 mm x 340 mm

Edition: 100 (Hand-numbered)

Binding: Cahier-stitch

ISBN: 978-90-9034259-7

Distributor: IDEA Books

Idea Code: 21185

Herma de Wit’s work, her bronze sculptures, objects, drawings, and etchings, reveal an almost obsessive relationship with nature. The images in this book derive from elements of nature that the Dutch artist has gathered for almost 20 years of travelling across the globe. The leaves, flowers, and seeds she finds and collects become a memory of the city or country. This collection of mainly isolated fragments of flora, thoughtfully bound by cahier-stitching, show the fragility and strength of an object through the medium of the monoprint, a technique she says helps her create poetic images from the most beautiful examples of her collection.


60 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 34 cm, pb, English



‘Herma de Wit - Orobio de Castro, Sculptures and Drawings’  2018

Language: EN

Published: MER,  imprint of Borgerhoff & Lamberigts BE edited by Herma de Wit - Orobio de Castro in conversation with Luc Derycke

Foreword: Vincent Van Duysen

Art direction: Maarten Spruyt in collaboration with Herma de Wit
Graphic design: Loes Claessens
Printed & Bound: Cassochrome, Waregem BE
ISBN: 978 90 8931 951 7

Edition: 500
Price: 39.00 euros

SC / 152 pages / 32 cm x 24 cm 

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