“I am interested in nature and beauty as a facilitator for healing, and art as therapy,” Marsi van de Heuvel writes. "I believe that being in a natural space or by engaging with an image of a natural space, one can project oneself into it and that can be beneficial to the healing process.”
Drawn with thousands of parallel lines, the seascape featured on this postcard is as much a gesture of commitment as it is a transcription of an image. Marci’s slow and exacting method necessitates many hours spent at work. She describes her process as both “monotonous” and “meditative”, a commitment to time spent accumulating single strokes into a pictorial whole.
height 10.5cm | width 14.8cm
Marsi van de Heuvel (b. 1987) lives and works in Cape Town. While she more often works in fineliner, she considers her works paintings rather than drawings, each line applied as if oil on a brush.