Les Mains Consacrées
The vision for ‘La Forêt’ unfolded when Natalie Van Lijsebettens, Collectif d'Anvers' owner zoomed in on Julian Schnabel's work. Savage landscapes emerged in the broken crockery of his paintings. Sharing her inspiration with artist Ilse Vanderbeken led to canvases oozing sultry mysteries. Like an iconoclast, Natalie cut parts from the paintings, fusing the brushstrokes with the leather and shape of her footwear, creating a unique appeal for each individual piece.