In 2017, at the age of 102, Mar passed away. Those close to her knew her as a special woman who gave colour to life, literally and figuratively. Ten years ago, Marijn Bax started to photograph Mar in her house, fascinated by the fusion between her movements and the walls and furniture, as well as by the colours and fabrics surrounding her. It soon grew into an intense collaboration and friendship. About their working together, Mar would always say, “Do something with this when I am no longer here.”
The day that she passed, Bax knew precisely what that “something” should be: an artist’s book, not about Mar, but from Mar, just as colourful and clever as she herself had been.
Best of 2018, Photobookstore Magazine
Best Dutch Book Design 2018