Festive Fungi is the collective term I use for all my creature creations. While I consider fine art painting my main practise, I am unable to surpress the urge to design these quirky, fun and whimsical beings on the side. I hope they lift your spirit a much as they lift mine.
The Fantastical Horde - A Memory Card Game
The Idea for this project was born during a two week stay-home-notice in a hotel room in Singapore. The first week I felt restless and only wanted to play computer games. Then in the second week my brain relaxed and inspiration struck. The cards are made by pressing linocuts on 3x3 inch wooden plates with oil-based ink. I sewed the bags with a variety of textiles and added silk ribbons and wooden beads. The result: a limited edition of ten memory games in bags.
85 SGD / 60 euro
The love trio postcard set
10 SGD / 8 euro
The Otherworldly Creatures
My sketchbooks are filled with fantastical creatures. I turned five of them into an artwork series. The linework is created by linocut printing and I took my time exploring a variety of backgrounds using a wide range of techniques and mediums. The creatures (20x15cm) are printed on 12mm MDF board, its sturdiness and natural touch being perfect for the subject. Enjoy!
45 SGD / 30 euro
You can find all available creatures here
Always cheerful and a real party animal
A great help in the kitchen when baking bread. Natural habitat: grassy hills. You can see them roll up and down during dusk
Wisest of them all. Smell lies within a range of 3.14 kilometers (Exact distance varies per Snuifbok)
Not very smart but an exceptionally kind and lovable creature. Eats roots and mushrooms. Uses its extended eyes to peek over bushes
Schubbeflutsen are a mighty handy asset to your household: They keep your house warm and clean during the night. Some people are less charmed by them because the coals cast from their volcano leave scorch marks on the floor
Myrthe Biesheuvel is a visual artist born and raised in The Netherlands. She studied for a BFA with a concentration in Painting at the University of North Carolina Charlotte in the USA and got a diploma in Classical Painting and Drawing Techniques at the Wackers Academie in Amsterdam. Myrthe currently lives and works in Singapore. In August 2021 she had her first solo exhibition, Dreamscapes, at the Gillman Barracks in Singapore.
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Photograph by Robert Burke Raby @rbr75