Hardcover Art Book ORIGINS

Now available! The ORIGINS Art Book is a hardcover coffeetable book. Each spread shows a drawing by Fernando Lobo with words written by Ilse Wanten.

All drawings shown in the book were created in Moleskine notebooks. The drawings are shown full size, nothing was scaled. Fernando uses ink straight on the paper. No sketches were made and there are no ideas beforehand. It simply 'appears' when his pen touches the paper.

  • Size: 24,7 x 24,7 cm
  • Matt laminated hardcover
  • 144 pages printed on Arctic Volume High White 1.1 - FSC paper 130 grams
  • 66 drawings (12x20cm 1/1 nothing scaled)
  • Texts are written in English (Ilse Wanten)
With every stroke of their pen, both artists conjure up worlds imbued with profound meanings and refined details. Their passion exudes lifelong dedication, amazement and surrender. Both clearly have a mission.

After all, this joining of forces is not only a true celebration for the trained eye, which immediately recognizes artistic talent and dedication. Any spectator who makes the effort to attentively absorb this work will literally be transported and taken away.

The distant places that Fernando and Ilse evoke as a kind of modern shamans appear to be memories of personal experiences that took place in times that now only exist within our cosmic memory and were stored in our DNA. By reflecting on these long-gone times, bringing them back to life and making them visible, in exceptionally strong visual images and compelling words, both artists offer us the opportunity to re-member them and allow them to our (collective) memory. Where they can subsequently and if desired be healed.

This book is like a portal to the (un)known and in that sense Fernando and Ilse can just as well be regarded as bridge builders. What they have in mind is nothing more or less than a better world. It is therefore no coincidence that the time to show this unique work to the world has finally arrived.

Whether you're an art lover, a collector, or just a curious mind, this issue will invite you either way. To amazement. To passion, depth and meaning. To a larger context, a larger cosmic story in which hope is central and love is the key that fits all doors. To an art that has managed to liberate itself and is therefore able to offer the same freedom.

This book is a timeless tribute to what it means when you walk your individual, unique path. An ode to lives dedicated to self-reflection and art as a means to show what one so desperately wants others to see... and experience.

Are you ready to be inspired? Are you prepared to be surprised?
Lose yourself in the magic of this masterpiece that makes the past bearable and the future imaginable. And find yourself: the person you were always destined to become.
I was assigned to one of the twelve areas, where the first dolphins and whale-like creatures invited me to come and play with them in the water. The moon was shining… I almost felt at Home again…

Ilse Wanten
The Earth, like every living organism, has an energy body that circulates the Flow of Life. In addition to an energetic Heart Center, the Earth also has a Spine!

Ilse Wanten

About the author Ilse Wanten

Ilse Wanten (1973) has chosen to be present on Earth in a physical body in this turbulent Apocalytic/Revelation time. As a child, she was already strongly aware of worlds that others could not perceive and she had experiences with her companions, other Selves and guides from various Star People. After that, her special gift was suppressed for a long time because she had nowhere to turn to at the time. It was only when she radically chose for an artistic life (actress, dancer, singer) that it started blossoming again. Today, in the year 2023, two books later and an entire compilation of articles, blogs and songs, her message has never been more clear. We live in a Multi-Verse of exceptional beauty. The difficult processes that we are currently going through, both collectively and individually, function as a kind of (extra-)terrestrial exam.
On that Great Day, I found myself in the middle of what felt as the most impressive arena. You see, the Ancients did not leave our ships because of the high frequency of their Lightbodies.

Ilse Wanten
Specific structures worldwide received an energetic counterpoint in the form of a Crystalline Pyramid. The Field they would evoke together, in turn, supported the Spinal Column of our living planet.

Ilse Wanten

Origin of ORIGINS

When I made a selection of my fathers work in order to participate in a collective art show in Antwerp, I realised these drawings belonged in an Art Book. As soon as the exhibition had started I began creating ORIGINS.

All the drawings for ORIGINS were made on Moleskine notebooks. Last time I visited my father I brought home 10kg’s worth of notebooks in my backpack, leaving the covers behind to save weight. I scanned all drawings from the collective art show, adjusting them to design an aesthetic black and white collection for the book.

When I visualize the future I dream that this will be the first in a series of many books. My father has been creating art as long as he has been able to hold a pen... So we have an archive to source from. His work is too important to remain stacked away in his house. So if you are a fan, subscribe to the newsletter below and be a part of this huge dream of ours and enjoy the beautiful work he creates.
On the morning of my new mission, I awoke on a branch of the Tree of Life. The Radiant Golden-Blue Lady, Priestess of the Sun, had awakened me. Silently I followed her over water and mountains. We also jumped forward in time quite a bit. Then She helped me ascend into Heaven and I had an audience with the 10th Wind.

Ilse Wanten