My art practice is deeply inspired by my childhood memories of visiting religious and historical sites within Europe. Elaborate paintings, sculptures, and all manner of crafted objects fuelled my imagination. I often lost myself in the, to me, unknown stories of these artworks. Observing the details of these creations spurred my mind to engage in an abundance of possible narratives. Since the beginning of my art practice I have been drawing on the inspiration I gleaned from these visits, in particular, it fascinates me how every work creates scenarios, narratives, and stories.
I endeavour to create work that makes the viewer question the story behind the piece rather than its agency or function. Storytelling is the centre-point of my practice. I create work to tell a story, but unlike a book, a movie, or a play, my stories have no beginning and no end.
Clay is a medium I found an instant affinity with. I revel in the experience of taking a block of clay and creating something that resembles life. It is extremely versatile and fluid, the possibilities are endless. To me it’s the ideal material to carry my narratives. The narrative depends entirely on the shape and form of the artwork and its surface, imagery, or texture. The work and its embellishment is often created with a specific context in mind. Context, object, ornament, and imagery together are creating a plot. Through this I am offering the viewer the possibility of entering a suggested scenario and to immerse themselves in an unexpected encounter.