We say that we have a free will. We can choose whether we want to be cowardly or courageous. Stingy or generous. Clean or dirty. Good or evil. But how do we define the one and the other, and who is doing it?
Assuming that humans have their own spirit, their own emotions, and a will – and that man is good – we should of course choose the good. But for whom is it good? Prejudices, status hunting, values, laziness, prestige, stress, stupidity, inheritance stand in the way. I can only say what is right or wrong, good or evil, for me. And barely that. Despite awareness of the issues, my thoughts and I are a result of impact my society.
As an artist I believe in the responsibility to give a voice to current concerns. A responsibility that was also the reason to my earlier work in journalism. On the other hand I think that we often take our lives and ourselves too seriously. We are here on earth for a little while, maybe we should laugh a little more at ourselves, dance, sing, make love, play. What is the meaning of life?
I don’t have any answers, but I want to ask questions. I want to examine the crossroads we pass, the junctions of which our lives consist.
My preferred materials are concrete, clay and metal – or found objects – with weight and volume. With my shapes I want to explore the structures of today’s society and our behaviour in it.