Me Lauren

  • Original Media: Acrylics on Canvas
  • Original Size: 80 x 100 cm
  • Edition Size: Original Painting
  • Year: 2011
  • Painted in: Uster, Switzerland


The Image Me Lauren was drawn by Lauren van den Berg at the age of three with colouring pencils on recycled paper 20 x 30 cm. Often I ask myself why adults have completely different visions and ideas compared with that of children. In a natural way and extracted from the daily routines of life this new series of paintings „Ability” has developed.

As free as every child Aaron and Lauren paint or draw with powerful colors, choose their own themes and feel comfortable to use recycled paper. I have transferred some of their completed images onto large canvases with a professional scope of an adult creating something new but at the same time keeping the identity of the original drawings/paintings.
Is this a symbiosis between a child and an adult or is it just a game and experience which took place in my studio? The collaboration brought us all a lot of pleasure and enjoyment!

The process through the years is seen as a positive development in our careers. Many questions are still a secret. Can an adult walk in the same shoes as a child or can a child present him/ herself as an adult? Perhaps this is why through the years one needs to change the size of one’s shoes.