The portraits are made of sand, soil, stone, shell and tree-bark of places on earth connected to the roots of the person in the portrait.
My artworks connect the past with the present. The origins of painting are roughly and purely placed in the present. Familiar and innovative at the same time. The earthy tones are natural and invite you to reflect, just like a landscape you see for the first time. When I travel, I go beyond just looking at the landscape, I want to touch it, take it with me and let it tell its own story. I feel like the alchemist. The treasures from the earth come together in a painting.
The material is not only the medium, but also the subject.