Dutch Shamanism is a collection of drawings which I made for my trip to Chile. By giving something to the friends I would make along the way I didn't only want to say ‘thank you’, but also give them an insight into a far away land and the mind of a designer who doesn't quite fit in over there.
The drawings are inspired by the Dutch obsessive need for order and my personal desire for chaos. These two polar opposites manifest themselves throughout two of my passions: nature and spiritualism. Yet, these passions of mine are barely noticeable in the 21st century Dutch landscape. These will, however, become visible when you know where and how to look.
Only 50 copies of Dutch Shamanism have been made. All of them have been stencilprinted, cut and bound by hand. Since I really liked making it and am planning to do more trips around the world Dutch Shamanism might turn into a sporadic ongoing series. Though the form might chance to fit the destination.
Many thanks for Grafisch Atelier Minnight for letting me use their A3 GR 3770 riso stencilprinter and even more thanks to my good Chilean friend Sergio Pereira Venegas for the translation from Dutch and English into Spanish. Without you Google Translate and my lack of understanding of the Spanish language would have destroyed the essence of my book.