Armed with pen and fineliner, Jan van der Mast (writer) and Mark van Huystee (artist) cross Delft and paint an on-site picture of day-to-day life, in words and drawings.
photo: Robert van NimwegenTOWNSCAPES Observations of moments from Delft street life, developing into stories. Sometimes Mark van Huystee’s hand-drawn townscapes give rise to written stories by Jan van der Mast. The pictures make passers-by want to stop and talk.
24 hours creation
Jan and I published a book together, 24 uur Delft Centraal (24 hours at Delft Central), which was created in a straight run of 24 hours.
The idea was to observe people for twenty-four hours near the railway zone, the area where the Big Change is taking place: trains will soon be crossing Delft underground instead of overhead.
Image: fragment from ’24 hours Delft Central’.
Delft treated its citizens and visitors to a one-year extended cultural program featuring 4 different Cultural Weekends, each with a specific theme, starting with Daily Rituals in Delft. Jan and I follow the program together, publishing our impressions in the local paper, the Delftse Post (with a circulation of 80,000).
Cultural Weekend 4
The theme: The march of events. We choose for a concept of chain reactions, with text responding to images and vice versa, using a pair of iPhones. I started with a drawing of the TU library, Jan responded from Barcelona with text. Three days later the result was published in the Delftse Post.
Drawing at Delft central station
Collecting impressions in the station area, where the Big Change is about to take place to move the railway line underground.