My work often takes the shape of a ritual or has a ritual-like process to it. My paintings, installations and performances are repetitive and time consuming. When I work on them I enter a ritual, a personal ritual that is frustrating at the same time as it is therapeutic. A recurring material in my work is lacquer as I find comfort in its qualities. The adding and erasing process of lacquer adequately reflects my repetitive search for sense and relevance.
I am interested in exploring saudade as a state left behind like residue of loss. The duality of melancholy and peace is what I end up searching for, through my work. The space between this world and another consumes my thoughts and I often find myself longing to explore that threshold.