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My work blends photography and handwritten texts with a range of techniques related to Folk Arts, such as embroidery and paper cut-outs. The use of traditional techniques relates to the fundamental questioning of the balance between the collective and the individual that my work is about. The Crafts follow traditional rules, within which craftsmen have always displayed a personal touch, while staying anonymous.
My commissioned work is characterised by the participation of many people in the process. A growing collection of first names, based on my fascination that we bear common names though we are unique beings, has also been used in studio work such as photographs and the installation 'You and Me'.
The project 'Growing Care' observes the boundaries of public space. In various cities I photograph wall gardens and flowerbeds that are individually taken care of and donated to the public space. These photographic documents are then transformed into installations called 'City Flowers'.
Interventions are short actions in which handmade objects are situated in public space and are given away to (or taken by) people.
The way the works for public space involving many people, the studio pieces made in solitude and the interventions interact and are complementary to each other, are very inspiring for me.