I started working with old home linens, found, given or inherited, treating and whitening them to create a reclaimed surface to work on. Stains and other signs of use populate them like forgotten steps across a landscape, conveying a sense of temporary presence. To all these traces i have added mine.
The silverpoint I use to create this drawings, leaves a trace of precious metal particles on the abrasive surface. This intricate realistic drawings, in an environment of fleeting silhouettes, have a grounding effect. In my work, realism is an invitation to be more present in our own life and discover the numerous traces of precious care in the everyday.
Underneath the colourful and apparently idilic scenes in my work, there is an ongoing conversation about gratitude, resilience and the preciousness of life.