You cannot step in the same river twice, Heraclitus famously stated.
Nature changes in its ever repeating manner, humans live and die and deal with the same old,
new problems. For Jelle van Houten, the condition of nature – being forever condemned to cycles of change – applies just as much to himself and his work: the body of work breathes, as he and his habitat change; the art must be seasonal. From Spring’s humble hopes of a wild, mild Summer, to the acceptance of Winter’s call for humpbacked carving and cutting in the cave.