My work ranges from more literal responses to subjects to conceptual and issues-based works. It references traditions of artmaking that acknowledge the significance of the ordinary, commonplace and banal, and also references traditions that preference metaphor over the memetic. In my work I seek the satisfaction of finding an internal logic as much as the satisfaction of retaining a correspondence with the materiality of the subject itself.
I make drawings, paintings, photographic works and construct installations projects.
I was born in Holland and came to Australia in 1957. My first name is Wilhelmus but I am know as Henry, the name my mother favoured.