Ellen Spijkstra has been working and living in Curaçao since 1980. The island is a constant source of inspiration. She knows how to separate and recreate forms, images and objects found on the island, leaving an indelible impression. Ellen Spijkstra hardly needs an introduction: in many places on the island she has left her footprint in the form of sculptures or photographs. Even in the architectural field her work can be found: the Mirador at the Caracasbay, a private house in Cas Abou and her own studio/guesthouse. The exhibition Global Local displays besides her ceramic objects, her photo-series ‘Silenzio’ inspired by a saying of the musician Zucchero: ‘sometimes silence is the best music’. In her ceramic work the polished forms and the skin/structure of tiny coral stones on the beach are the starting point. Ellen Spijkstra says about her work: ‘I hope to make people more aware of the beautiful images surrounding them, which many no longer even notice. Landhuis Bloemhof is pleased to be able to present this new exposition and what’s more very proud to be the first to present the book Global Local. The idea to write a book about Ellen Spijkstra’s work is the initiative of the art historian Saskia Meijer. Saskia Meijer is known in Curaçao by the publications of Museum de Stadshof in the Netherlands about the three naïve painters of Curacao, Olario, Miss Lee and Nepomuceno. You can visit this exhibition up to the 5th of December 2008. On Saturday November 8th and 22nd from 10 am till 1 pm Ellen Spijkstra will be present to autograph her books and answer any questions the visitors may have. Landhuis Bloemhof is located on the Santa Rosaweg (entrance on the parking lot of Café 'Tap Maar In'). Opening hours from Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm.