Initially I found my inspiration in universal themes (beauty, freedom/captivity, search for balance). The experience is up to the imagination of the viewer and the discovery of different aspects. I like to work intuitively.
Over time, nature in all its manifestations and with its life force has become my guiding inspiration andleads to themes and series, which I have worked out in different ways. For example, objects have been made, inspired by the Japanese packaging art of small foodstuffs, which are usually wrapped in leaves. This resulted in the series Leaves and bundles (Bladeren en Bundels) . From the theme ‘Shelters’ the series Scale- and Nestshapes arose: scale- and bowl shapes that evoke associations with bird’s nests. Based on the theme of ‘movement’, the nest shapes transform into blownests. The ceramics are combined with iron wire. The lotus seed pod and the ginkgo leaves are used in standing and wall objects.
Scales and nest’s
The hole bowls are inspired by nature. The holes evoke associations with burrows of insects.
The wall objects are made up of shapes from nature. Ceramic shapes are combined here with other materials, such as rope and iron.
Leaves and bundles
The shapes from nature are bundled, mostly with iron wire. The ‘recueils’ contain a bowl for a precious gem.
Ginkgo and Lotus