For this monograph, Luk Van Soom was not only able to count on input from, but also on thinkers from other disciplines. Together, all these essays and photos form a whole that is as compelling as Van Soom’s art. Luk Van Soom took his first steps in the art world at the age of 17. More than 40 years later, he has numerous high-profile exhibitions, commissions and projects in Belgium and abroad on his record of achievements. For instance, he represented Belgium at the World Exhibition in Spain (1992) and for Beaufort (2006) he put a twelve-metre high lamp tree on the beach of Middelkerke. He has also created more than 50 monumental works in public spaces in the Netherlands and Belgium, including recognisable cityscapes such as Walhalla (1993, Antwerp), The Man from Atlantis (2003, Brussels), The Wharfinger (2005, Zwolle) and Walking to Magdalena (2012, Ostend).
Geert Pattyn, one of the leading floral designers in Belgium, has a very natural and personal style. He has previously bundled floral creations in the bestsellers Floral Art Indoors and Twinkling Christmas. In his brand new monograph, we discover this captivating florist in his own natural environment. His home and garden are his source of inspiration, but also form the canvas for all his creations and presentations. As always: surprising, astonishing, enchanting and of the highest level, just like the photography of Bart Van Leuven. Images to dream away with.