Embroidery Installation 2018 - 2019

What is the added value of making something even though so many obstacles already exist?

The added value don’t necessarily lie with the viewer, but in the direction of myself. By writing, designing, reshaping, I learn to develop a bit of myself. By reflecting on my way of thinking I will only become aware of my own development. I try to explore this development by choosing materials that are more difficult for me or harder to shape. For example, 'embroidering large patterns by hand' responds to my lack of patience and my craving needs for quick results. From consciously proceeding with the annoying material of soap and thus to test my perfectionist side.

These actions are a direct confrontation with myself, where many fall and get up to the pass, but which I have learned to decline over time and try to use to my advantage. I did not dare to fall and make no mistakes, but through art I learn to let go and let myself get lost in the musing uncontrollably.

I embroider for my attempt to musing. With no idea, pattern or plan, these repetitive threads wind their way through the satin fabric. The enormous boring control looks for a zero point; a zero point where I push myself to go out of my mind and just be in that little zen moment; away from society, away from my irritating phone and away from that one annoying, worrying thought. 

The aim is to form such an installation that the viewer can also be in that zen moment by these spaces the same way I get to that peaceful point by making them.

Spheres and spaces are a great source of inspiration when I want to work more and more to. By producing spaces, the spectator will literally be able to wander through my thoughts and the distance between maker and viewer will be reduced.


Can art be beautiful? Does art have to have a deeper meaning?

We are in a new artistic generation where we have to ask these questions again and I am willing to look for these answers through my burgeoning artistic life.