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artist statement

My work explores and documents the joy of playing with fibers. I choose to work as an abstract artist because I have always been intrigued by pattern and color. I use different techniques to dye, paint and print my own cloth made from natural fibers. This cloth is the starting point for my textile images.

I am most inspired by people I meet and places I visit. My camera is my companion. I take photographs for further reference, but also alter them digitally and print them on cloth.

I am open to new techniques and materials, but the point of departure for these experiments will always be cloth: the tactile attraction and the enormous quality of cloth; the suitability to manipulation; the quality of raw edges and hanging threads; the way painted and dyed fabric changes character; the flexibility to surface design. These qualities continue to challenge and to inspire me.

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