This is the website of Christopher van Donkelaar. I love listening to the revelation of the earth visually—turning a rock into colour, or finding pigment in a plant. This vocation drives my work in both community projects and my cognitive and iconographic art.
The earth is central in my work—especially dear to me is the fantastic outdoors of Canada—and I aim to encourage people in a sense of wonder toward it. Whether it is a child making crayons from a found-stone and beeswax, or professional artists making paint, or a congregation celebrating the liturgy of a church, my aim is to connect the local landscape to their endeavours.