Besides working with a pair of scissors and (photographical) paper, I have an other passion: textile design. I studied both photography and textile design, and always had a fascination for the flexibility, the friendlyness and the tactile aspect of the material.
The fact that there are so many different types of fabrics, structures, patterns and qualities makes it great to work with. There are uncountless ways to produce and create art by using texile materials, application, sewing and embroidery techniques and printing procedures!
The only unignorable down size is the negative impact of the textile industy on the environment. I therefore use GOTS-certified textiles or pieces of recycled and donated fabric, combined with environmentally friendly printing techniques.
Over the past years I collected and kept pieces of fabric and clothes that I use. There is also some material left from project ‘Samenvezelen‘, that I can re-use to create new pieces of art in the future.