“The Reefs” are a triptych measuring 200 by 360 cm in total. De Baere starts her work using flowing layers of acrylic paint. A composition is formed organically. Details are accentuated and elaborated using oil paint, to be enriched and finished with gold leaf. The process is repeated in many layers until the work expresses the depth that was set out to attain. Because of a finish of epoxy resin the underwater world becomes almost tangible by close experience of the viewer.
Bringing people together at the vernissage is purposeful and inspiring engagement. Each individual is invited to engage in dialogue with the works of art. The meaning of the image is in constant metamorphosis. This is in the control of the public. During this conversation between people and art De Baere was inspired for her next series.