As an artist I do not feel the need to make new things, I rather listen and observe. I do this mainly by walking trough landscapes and trough other people’s imagination. Nature has important position in my works as I am strongly drawn to the relation it has with chaos and order. Being in motion is important to me, so to stretch the edges of interpretation, and leading to more sensory modes of interacting with nature.
To bring order I document by taking photographs. Using a tool that flattens time and space to a moment of ‘truth’ may be the heaviest pen to have by hand. By spending time in the landscape I hope to find patterns that help me decode and shift my own perspective. As this is what drives me to immerse in realities and stories not my own. I find textiles very helpful in decoding certain layers of ‘a place’ that seem invisibly by the eye.
This resulted in a series of works where my photo’s interact with textile sculptures and carpets that I have made in collaboration with the people that find home in the places I visit temporary. This collection continues to grow and due to that movement it remains a collection of fragments that remain inextricably linked to each other.