Artist Statement

I’m a mixed media artist mainly working with clay.

My father is a collector of strange, witty yet cute objects coming from the past. Because I was always surrounded by these strange objects, I developped a fascination for cute, sometimes kitschy animals in all forms and shapes. I’m a collector myself as well. I collect by sculpting my own characters, while researching the powerstructures of cuteness in connection to antropomorfism on animals.

Cuteness has a notion of not having to be taken serious. My research into cuteness shows a world playing with uncertainty principles. The cute can frivolously go from innocent to uncanny, while it’s audience isn't even aware.