Interpretation

“Interpretation is a communication process, designed to reveal meanings  and relationships of our cultural and natural heritage, through involvement with objects, artifacts, landscapes and sites.” (Interpretation Canada, 1976)

Through illustrations, I can help you translate information from the technical language of the expert to the everyday language. E.g. we can show how the environment looked like in the distant past. An artist impression can clarify the outcomes of a land use plan, or it can show the fauna and its relationships within a certain ecosystem.

Feel free to contact me so we can discuss your idea.


Natural environment of Tyrannosaurus rex

The natural environment of Trix, the Tyrannosaurus rex on display at Naturalis (Leiden, NL). Trix is hunting its prey species Edmontosaurus. The vegetation consists of ferns, screw palms, and conifers such as Metasequoia and Glyptostrobus. Published by Noordhoff Uitgevers, 2019. 

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Reconstruction of a hypothetical midMesozoic freshwater lake (Jurassic-Early Cretaceous) with emphasis on waterfleas, published in Van Damme & Kotov (2016)

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Artist impression showing how the North Sea may look like in the future, with oyster grounds, large schools of tuna and cod, porbeagle, a diverse benthic fauna, etc. (published in book ‘In de diepte‘, 2016).

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Artist impression showing landscape planning in the Demer valley in the frame of the Sigma Plan, which aims at better protecting Flanders against flooding by the Scheldt and its tributaries (published in information leaflet of Regionaal Landschap Noord-Hageland vzw, 2016).

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Artist impression of swamp forest in the Demer valley (published in information leaflet of Regionaal Landschap Noord-Hageland vzw, 2016).