For my sculptures, I mainly use wood. Various kinds of trees present material with the most different colors, structures, surfaces, and smells. This is important because first contact with the wood decides the relationship that I build with an evolving piece of art. In the process of working it, further characteristics emerge.
They depend on the age of the tree, its origin, the part of the tree…, there are differences in the hardness, elasticity, fiber length, content of resin, drying behavior or so-called blemishes. Therefore, every single piece of wood is unique. In my work I try to emphasize these individual characteristics and to integrate them into the artistic process.
Because of my background in biology, it is important that through the changes in form, surface and/or color, the organic origins of the material are still present.