Dr. Maarten Daudeij | PhD(FA) (Well, NL) grew up in the rural South-East of the Netherlands, where he spent large parts of his younger years in contemplative solitude, wandering the forests surrounding his place of birth.
At 27 years of age Daudeij moved to South Australia, feeling strongly drawn to the immense stillness, and eternal quality of the Flinders Ranges.
Immersing himself in most intense silence, he came to understand what art-making meant for him, how he felt art was to arise through him and what he was seeking to bring about through his work.
Daudeij’s artistic practice is strongly multi-disciplinary. He works using a vast array of media; from the most traditional techniques and approaches in painting and printmaking, to cutting-edge methods in the virtual realm.
A large part of Daudeij’s output is language-based, be this through either poetry or spoken-word, crossing over into soundscape and large scale musical installation pieces.
For Daudeij, the need to make art, more and more arises from a sense of celebration, whereby reality is sensed a dance, and the artist knows to dance.
Dr. Daudeij now also uses the principles found in his artistic practice and experience in dealing with spiritual crisis and mental challenges in his work as a Transmutational Coach.
He helps others tap into their own artistic and eternal dimension, very effectively creating a stronger sense of Self and a feeling of belonging.
People can come to him for private sessions and workshops with small groups.
Aim of such work is to give people their own experience of the alchemical process of transmutation, through straightforward artistic exercise.
Such can bring about life-changing developments, often in a matter of hours.
Led is turned to gold, from mud the lotus grows; problems change to potential and pain becomes source to strength.