'What is proper to the visible is to be the surface of an inexhaustible depth'.
Maurice Merleau Ponty, The Visible and the Invisible.

'In a culture of talking heads, the body is a hidden taboo.'
The Gurjieff journal

My work deals with relationships, especially the relationship of the self and the human body to the environment, the urban and the natural world. It is driven by a desire to explore, express and reclaim corporeality as a way of experience.
From the start, I have based my work and thought in the questioning of the dualistic distinctions of our Western philosophy between e.g. inner and outer, self and other, body and world, part and whole.
It is important today to go beyond this dualistic philosophy and open ourselves to our connectedness with nature and the larger environment. To do this, we can start from grounding our perception in the body and see how this affects our perception of other entities in the world.

My work can be seen as documents of the desire of the carnal subject to represent itself and connect to the world around it, rebelling against the confining agencies of rationality and man made institutions.
For me, the corporeal, somatic aspect of being is now more politically relevant than ever. As an expression of the buried, silenced ‘Other’ of a system that becomes more and more closed in its hierarchically and logically organized structures. As the connecting thread between human, animal and plant, revealing the continuity and oneness of beings in the world.

Flesh, as a quality weaving together body and environment, escapes classification, something that is the reason for its having been considered dirty, unruly, dangerous in our society.
As such its desires and forces are mostly denigrated and repressed in the unconscious, and this forms a large part of the collective unconscious.
In a world led to becoming all the more transparent, flat and rationalized, the flesh sings the song of transformation, depth and reenchantment. A revolution of the flesh is thus a transformation of the world.

My work evolves along tangents that invite the use of different artistic media with the main ones being painting, photocollage, sculpture and my body.

Natural forms and life processes- continuous change, evolution and transformation are followed and reflected in both the forms I make and the way I work. So are senses other than vision, especially touch and the kinaesthetic sense, informed by movement practices such as dancing and yoga.

The relationship of the art object to lived space is another concern for me. I am interested in art’s place in the everyday world, which has led me to organize exhibitions in my home, my studio, and my about to be demolished former house. I think it is important today to create such connections with society instead of creating an art disconnected from the wider society.

" In the realm of phantasy, the unreasonable images of freedom become rational, and the lower depth of the instinctual gratification assumes a new dignity."
Herbert Marcuse: Eros and Civilization, p.160