My main interest lies in perception, the subjective way in which we experience the world around us. I research this in a variety of media; dance theatre, sculptures and installations.

The last seven years I developed my own style of sculpting in my fragile line drawings moving in space. The minimalistic character of my wire sculptures evolved as a reaction to the enormous amount of loud and colorful images that confront me, as a city person, on a daily basis.

As the works developed I managed to reduce the amount of lines, not unlike Egon Schiele in his time. Unlike him I don't keep to two dimensions but also use movement and space. The thin, fragile lines divide the space to create lively figures. Figures with strong plasticity and a feel of mass although they exist mainly of air.

Interpreting these lines requires an active audience, as the figures spin or the viewer moves the lines need to be interpreted anew. It's a complex task to create a whole from the ever changing parts we see. It's exactly the opposite of what we normally do; analyzing situations (dissecting to pieces) in order to use these pieces to come to a quick assessment. We're good at it and that's practical in a world with so many stimuli. What is deemed irrelevant is kept from our consciousness.

I feel we're a bit too good at this practical way of dealing with the world around us. We also exclude many beautiful things, who is to say what is relevant? I enjoy the smell of autumn, but don't notice it unless I focus. Just like feeling the wind on my face or all those other stimuli that never make it to my consciousness if my dominant analytical mind has its way.  

While making my sculptures I experience a unity with the world, my hands seem to be guided as they do the work. Time disappears and I enjoy submerging myself in this complex task in which spatial visualization ability rules and words fall short. A part of me simply seems to know what to do.

This part is also addressed in the attentive viewer that doesn't try to analyze or label, but really watches. To this viewer time withdraws for a moment and words are not on his mind. Temporarily the world feels different, his perception is altered, until the words of his rational mind take over again.      

Among my influences are artists Egon Schiele, Lawrence Malstaf, Tim Prentice, and Alexander Calder.