In my work I deal with the ambivalent relationship that exists between man and nature, maker and material; the medium of presenting and displaying is often an underlying theme. I explore the tension between the natural and the artificial; a tension that is rooted in the human longing to encounter untouched and authentic nature versus the urge to explore, appropriate, aestheticize and display natural phenomena in the clean environment of museums. In an era where physical experience is replaced by digital immateriality I am attracted to the tactile nature of objects and materials. At the same time, I am aware that material objects never present themselves in a permanent state but are always subject to current circumstances and subjective perception.
2004 - 2006 Frank Mohr Instituut, Groningen (MFA)
2000 - 2004 AKI, Enschede (BFA)