Timo Mank



The Ships (archway for the studio)

MAY 2023


new piece in preparation. The ships of Jan Jacob Slauerhoff, the Dutch 'poète maudit'... mounted above te entrance door of my new studio forming an archway

De zee, hoe diep en hoe ver,. Is zijn ontastbaar gebied;. 
Alleen een schip en een ster. Peilen tezaam dit verschiet.



Jan Wolkers reads the poem by Jan Jacob Slauerhoff

Sentimental vitrine (small)

MARCH 24 2023

The word is "Pareidolia" a psychic phenomenon, a form of illusion in which someone believes that he perceives recognizable things in randomn objects, and attribute special significance to them.

I definetively sense a new reality model pressing forward, it will be titled "Sentimental vitrine I"


March 20 2023

Wood lump = Eroded dune.

19th century Ameland souvenir, hand colored black and white photograph pasted behind facet cut glass

Sentimental vitrine (small), 31 x 25 x 19 cm mixed media and found objects, April 18th 2023

"Dreams and wishful thinking  
makes for certainties gamble 
against the odds of possibilities"




The Mother Book 

Writing a book about you and your Mother, March 11 2023


Sonnet 60
"Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore,
So do our minutes hasten to their end;
Each changing place with that which goes before,
In sequent toil all forwards do contend.