At the beginning of a new artwork there is usually only a vague idea. I rarely work with a clear vision of what an object or painting should look like in the end. With the wood for my sculptures, unexpected structures often emerge that provoke integration into the final form. Or the material has flaws. And yes, sometimes it happens that a piece breaks during the process, requiring a reorientation. Just like in "real" life. In my paintings, too, I let myself be guided by what is there and what emerges with each new layer of paint, so that in the end the painting tells a story.
When I create a work, I like a casual style or, in other words, an uninhibited process. This has a lot to do with my personality. I like freedom, unconventionality, but also harmony. The creative process is ultimately a dialogue: In the best case, the wood (material), my tools, the colours, etc. speak to me and we agree on a result step by step.
As an explorer and tinkerer, I also like experiments. The combination of materials and the mixing of ideas from different sources of inspiration often produces something new. Sometimes very unexpectedly, as a kind of proof that a great constant in life is change.