Plastic is beautiful
Floating cities, clouds, jellyfish and new species. All made from discarded plastic. The wealth of shapes, bright colors and varied structures of plastic are the inspiration for my art. This is why my studio in The Hague is filled to the brim with plastic sorted by color and shape.
Coincidence and surprise
I dive into dumpsters, scour markets and get offered plastic via via. I need that; it allows coincidence to arise. The most fun is when I am surprised by the material. For example, a whole new biodiversity of future species can arise.
In my work, the beautiful and ugly sides of plastic come together. You think you are looking at an apartment building on the water and then suddenly you recognize a pile of detergent packaging. You are surprised, sometimes you have to laugh and then you look more closely. And so it is a small step to thinking better, about the gigantic mountain of plastic waste.
Commissioned by the Groninger Museum, I am building a new artwork from blue plastic waste, this work will be on display during the Children's Biennial taking place from March to November 2024 the Groninger Museum.
Over the years, I have collected a lot of blue plastic waste but not enough yet to realise this large work....
I am looking for crates, jerrycans other blue plastic waste is also allowed. If you have any tips on where I can find a lot of blue plastic waste or if you have some yourself, please let me know. Send me an email.