Mr Vanderveen left New York and built a mountain top house and studio 1,600 feet above the Pacific Ocean, along California's remote Big Sur coastline. This environment was incredibly conducive to Loet's creativity. His first years in Big Sur were spent working on architectural commissions of ceramics, sculptured walls and lighting. Living in a remote area where there was an abundance of wildlife, coupled with his love for animals, prompted Loet to create ceramic animal forms. Striving for a more sophisticated and graceful image, he ventured into designing animals in bronze. These designs are enhanced by a rich palette of subtle patinas. These uniquely stylised interpretations, are appreciated by distinguished worldwide collectors.
Photograph by Gina Taro