Frans Baake – Thoughts


© 2015

edition of 10

dimensions in inches: 2.3 x 16.1 x .8

About this piece:
The English expression ‘On second thought(s)’ has been used as a start for a landscape-formed book. Based on the idea that that there might be some more thoughts (perhaps third or fourth or even more) Baake printed these thoughts in blind stamp on different colored velvet sheets and brought them together in this soft-covered book. Soon ending at thought nr. 4, it continues saying ‘etc.’, having some more colored pages in, unprinted. The book has been kept in a cloth bound cassette, landscape-sized.

paper, ink, book board, cloth

About the artist:
Lives and works in Enschede, The Netherlands.

Frans Baake studied Graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts AKI in Enschede and the Rijkacademie in Amsterdam. Mainly based on travels to islands (Aleutians, Falklands f.i.) he usually makes printings and artists’ books which contain photographs, woodcuts, collages, texts, associations. He often prints, binds and publishes them in a small edition. His books are held in collections worldwide. Recently he visited Tristan da Cunha, the remotest island in the world.


Frans Baake – Thoughts