Everybody, everything and every moment comes with a unique present
‘You have many talents’ a palm reader once told me. ‘And that can make it very difficult for you.’
It is only after years of exploring my many talents in the outside world, that I understand the advantage and challenges that come with this gift.
It all started in Art School, which I, however, didn’t finish. Instead I chose to work in the ‘real’ world of applied arts and design.
First for third parties, soon followed by the creation of my own clothing labels and even a concept store.
What I had learned on my journey in the world of design I could pass on to others through teaching.
My passion to go where no one has gone before brought me to faraway places, which I have captured in millions of pictures.
Pictures of my travels were featured in magazines.
But it was only when I stopped looking outside myself in the material world, and when I tapped into the field of not-knowing,
that I realized that the reason for being and change does not come from the outside, but from within myself.
In 2017 my book OUT OF FASHION | THE NEW FASHION came out in a limited edition. A true matter of soul.
While my work starts from the not-knowing, every book has its own unique reason to be.
My art pieces, one-of-kind props, come into being while creating my books.
There are no borders between work and home. That is why even the creation/renovation of our houseboat is a piece of art. A Gesamtkunstwerk.
Today, living in a world of too much, I feel the urge to create space rather than stuff.
Whereas place and time are limited human constructs, creativity is a field of unlimited possibilities.
I create from what is, from wherever I am. Imagination is unlimited. This is why I prefer to work in situ.
You don’t have to go anywhere to be everywhere.
From unique presents … to just be…