In her work ZEN, the starting point is the origin of existence. Merel Huisink translates life
experiences into poetic images of elements from nature. By listening to her inner voice she
created images that reflected her state of mind. Walking in nature she saw metaphors for
her feelings in leaves, trees, and waves of water. Her photographic work is the
materialization of her feelings and thoughts. She aims to encourage the viewer to
philosophize about the soul.

Zen means attention to the here and now. It is not a religion but a philosophy of life that
helps you to come to your inner self. Zen is facing the unrest of your mind and spirit.
Ultimately acknowledging who you are, instead of trying to hide. The way of Zen is
a steadily peeling off pre-programmed judgments, reactions, and ideas.