Summer in Tuscany

© Jack Kruf (2005) Summer in Tuscany [fine art print]. Breda: Private collection.

On this final wet and windy day of 2022 I remember the summer we spent in Tuscany in 2003. It was harvest time. The landscape between Florence and Siena showed its DNA. What a light, what a collection of gold, orange and yellow.

Frosty Grass

© Jack Kruf (2003) Frosty grass [fine art print]. Breda: Private collection.

The frosty grass shows itself in winter time in the wetlands as a collection of sticky beacons of survival. Icy sculptures on a very cold morning.

Olive Desert

© Jack Kruf (2006) Olive Desert in Spain [fine art print]. Breda: Private collection.

I know that olives and olive oil are healthy food products and preferred by many in a variety of perfect dishes. Travelling through to this Spanish landscape though what stands out is the almost absurd dominance of the olive tree monoculture. The landscape stretches itself out as a desert, where all other life is banned. Just earth and olive trees. We know how vulnerable monocultures can be. A risky landscape.

Catch the wind

© Jack Kruf (2021) Catch the wind [fine art print]. Breda: Private collection.

To catch the wind is an art in itself. This dune is formed by the exquisite properties of the beachgrass to survive in high dynamics and bind the grains of sand. In the background the city of Vlissingen, the city of one of my forefathers.

White cliffs of Eastbourne

© Jack Kruf (2020) White cliffs of Eastbourne [fine art print]. Breda: Private collection.

The white cliffs West of Eastbourne form this quiet landscape with the grey palette of pebbles with the roaring Atlantic Ocean in the background. This seascape feels as home.