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<TD WIDTH="100%" BGCOLOR="#000000"><PRE><FONT COLOR="#FFFFFF" SIZE=+3>   http://www.luna.nl/~ellen</FONT></PRE>

<TD WIDTH="450" HEIGHT="330" BGCOLOR="#ffffff" VALIGN="TOP"><P><FONT SIZE=+1>It is hard to write an introduction for pages which do
not exist yet. Usually these pages of a book are written last, when the
contents of the book are known. It is the place where the reader is given
an clue of what to expect, the place where acknowledgements are made. Only
rarely do i read those pages thoroughly myself. I skip to the contents,
the index and the bibliography. You might wanna do the <A HREF="timetable.html">same</A>
thing, so i can indulge myself here a little further.</FONT></P>

<P><FONT SIZE=+1>It is hard to write an introduction to pages which do not
yet exist. I did set out some guidelines for myself though. I will try to
think of these pages as a public diary, a sketchbook. This will give me
some freedom, not everything i do needs to be 'perfect' and 'planned'. Ofcourse
this is only to help myself, i am a terrible control freak, often prone
to a paralysing doubt about what i do and its value. I actually thought
i had given up my work for good; i had found a nice job where i feel happy
enough, but quite suddenly i felt the need to rethink my old work, which
i made when i was at artschool ('86-'91). The idea of combining my old work
and the internet breathed new life in it. For a couple of months i was thinking
about this new work. The main reason i would like this to be a sketchbook
is that i realise i have to start making things. Its been quite some time
since i've really worked and i know i have to go through the first disasters
before i can come up with some quality - i hope. The internet is a nice
fluid medium, where pages can appear and disappear in no time. </FONT></P>

<P><FONT SIZE=+1>I am not sure how these pages will develop, i don't know
how frequent the updates will be. It might be less than i anticipate at
this moment. Maybe, when you read this somewhere in the future, you will
know more than i do now. Maybe than, where there is nothing now, there will
be something for you to discover.</FONT></P>

<P><FONT SIZE=+1>From here to you: </FONT></P>

<P><A HREF="timetable.html"><FONT SIZE=+1>Bon voyage</FONT></A><FONT SIZE=+1>.</FONT></TD></TR>
<TD WIDTH="450"><PRE ALIGN=RIGHT><FONT COLOR="#FFFFFF">Ellen Pronk     Rotterdam     The Netherlands     1</FONT><FONT COLOR="#FFFFFF" SIZE=+1> </FONT><FONT COLOR="#FFFFFF">July 1997</FONT>

<PRE>                        <A HREF="mailto:ellen@luna.nl">ellen@luna.nl</A></PRE>