Clay touches something very deep within me. I once read that clay is very similar in its structure to our body. When I touch clay, it automatically touches me, speaks to me, changes the way I perceive it, like an intimate dance of my hands with the earth. Fire with it`s brutal strength and everchanging qualities completes the journey. Opening the kiln after firing to find the results surprises, thrills and exhilarates me.
We are all part of a greater dimension, connected through time like pearls on a necklace. We carry a long history within us, supporting us on our journey, defining our relationships, whispering to us in moments of need or enlightenment. What was before me, what will come long after we have disappeared, where am I standing, with you?
Natural pigments, gum arabic, acrylic binder, charcoal and chalks on canvas, appr. 120x70cm
How close will you come to me? How far will we go? Intimate connections, inviting, daring, frightening. A game of power, a hunt for prey, a dance of longings, fulfilling a journey.
Natural pigments, egg & gum arabic, charcoal on paper, appr. 50x30cm