I am interested in how we speak, the effect our words can have, and in hidden meaning in a very broad sense. I explore this through books written in secret script, but also by hiding artwork within enclosures that have to be destroyed to find out what’s inside – or maybe to leave intact and never to find out.
My current body of work focuses on maternal subjects, on pregnancy and pregnancy loss, how we speak to and about pregnant women and what expectations society poses on women regarding reproduction.
I use images of birds, feathers and fish in my body of work that deals with the maternal and pregnancy. Birds stand as symbols for freedom and hope, as well as captivity. Fish hint at the watery element and the unborn babies as well as babies in incubators. I am slightly phobic to fish, and for me they hint also at fear and darker elements of psychology, for the unknown, and the dangers that lurk in deep and dark places.