The objects and sculptures that I design for the public space originate from a search for the meaning of a place. At the end of the process they are placed in the broader context of life in the city. That is an exciting path from imagination to the execution in material.
My personal view on public space it is characterized by ambiguities. The space is constantly changing. Humans and animals live and move in it. Rain, sun and wind transform the atmosphere. What associations and memories do the sculptures evoke? What stories do they tell about the place?
My works stimulate new contacts between people and place. Contact refers to 'touch': the contact between materials and bodies creates responsibility for public places and do indeed make them living places.
former fish market in Schiedam. 2017
Designed for Frederik-Hendrikplantsoen, Amsterdam 2013
Sitting elements designed for de ProRail train stations, the Netherlands
Objects inspired by water animals and shells for the play garden Waterwinpark in Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht.