Our nomad soul is hidden deep down inside of us, always in search of space and freedom.

My nomad soul made me commute between Asia and Europe throughout my life. I love Asian cities. I cycled the streets of Beijing, I walked, roamed and wandered across Asia, alone.

David's nomad spirit made him commute between the UK, Belgium and Italy throughout his life. He cycled and cycled and roamed and wandered, alone.

 

I photographed Asia. For over 20 years, David has carefully selected my pictures - inserting them into texts I have written, composing many beautiful books.

In 2020 David created a photographic record of his bicycle trips, creating another beautiful book: One Man, Two Wheels, Four Years, 6,712 Miles (and more to come!). I interacted with his photographs in my own way: oil paint.

 

Cycling through space and time is a dialogue between photography and oil paint. It is an art project of closely synced aesthetic buddies cycling through space and time, balancing cycles of life. It is a celebration of nomad connection and lifelong friendship.

 

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My nomad soul

 

Whirling wheels

Swiftly sweeping

Calmly keeping

My rhythm

 

My nomad soul

Wandering

Through space and time

 

My vagabond ritual

Carrying me

Beyond

 

Mellow meadows

Forest flowers

Crossing currents

River tides

Rocky ravines

 

Roaming

Rushing

Rambling

 

Flowing

Slowing

Drifting

Off

 

Jeanne Boden

19/08/2021 (Poem written for: Cycling through space and time)

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This is a Boden & Hyde project. It comprises poems, texts, 20 photographs (60x60cm), 20 oil paintings (60x60cm), and a catalogue. It will be exhibited in Belgium and in the UK. 

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