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The Frameworkers

A book with sequential drawings made while waiting for the bath tube to fill up.


The Frameworkers (artist book)
Book available on / Art, concept, design: Maud Vande Veire / Dimensions: 25 x 20 cm / Pages: 40 / Print: Riso printing / Publisher: From Me To You Publications / First Edition: 150 / Year: 2012 / ISBN: 978-94-91243-01-1
(image above: The Frameworkers, cover / 2013)

The Frameworkers, artist book / 2012



Almost every evening, I take a bath before going to bed. It’s one of my favorite ways to relax at the end of the day. The hypnotic sound of the running water, the hot vapor and the fog on the mirror put me in a different state of mind. The period of time I spend in the bathroom while the bath fills, is imbued with a very specific atmosphere. 
During the day, I put a lot of pressure on myself. I create a framework for the day ahead. It is full of expectation. I tell myself that today should be a successful and fruitful day, full of brilliant ideas, meaningful events and a lot of achievements. The whole day is a struggle with all these expectations. At the end of the day when there is nothing left to lose, I’ve set myself free from all of these. Sitting in a chair next to the bathtub drawing as I wait for it to fill up, there’s no longer any self-imposed pressure.

The Frameworkers, animation film, 2012