This is a tiny speck in cyberspace created by
Christopher van der Craats.

This site represents my professional work, personal interests and my creative endeavours, which are all mostly different shades of the same thing.

I hold the view that creativity is how individuals interact with the world. Essentially we are each of us isolated and the world is something we look upon from the perspective of ourselves. We need to negotiate the external world, resolve any dissonance, and redefine ourselves in relation to it. Art plays a big role of this process. The means by which all this plays out takes on different modes and can be varied. This website gathers together my own various efforts.

March 2020
I have printed a book of comics from the 1980's, The Henry Maltravers Old Boys Annual. If you are curious about this book please email me.

Some books

Henry Maltravers Old Boys Annual
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February 2020
Having difficulties in life. But it is always thus. I stumble on.
Below is a painting on paper that refers to the starry starry night as a motif in Art. The psychological landscape. (Click on it to enlarge.)

A starry night

I have been making string puppets. Here are three hanging about the house.(Click on the photo to enlarge.) These are more to keep my mind/hands active than anything else.

Hanging puppets

Paintings & Illustration
Paintings
Online Education
Punch & Judy
Photography
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