Welcome to my blog. Here you find my artistic works and some of my process. My focus is on ancient crafts that are used to make everyday objects, like cloth, paper or dye. Often I use natural materials that are around and are processed with simple tools. To work in this way connects me with nature which is important to me.
I am a beginner in all these crafts. I studied painting and grafics in Rotterdam in the eighties of the previous century. Many times I ended up with more paint on my body than on the canvas. There might be a connection that a thing I love about wool, handmade paper and baskets is their tactility, it invites you to touch it.
I want to make 2 and 3 dimensional things to enjoy and to evoke curiousity what it is and how it was made, and hopefully transfer a bit of nature´s bounty into the manmade world.