the pieces I make have always developed from a curiosity; a curiosity towards materials, their travels and the histories they tell. using craftsmanship techniques, I create new narratives with them. I treat my materials like living organisms, for they represent the opportunity to merge with other elements in various ways and in their fusion stamp the final piece with its unique character. the pieces are hand-made from old bankirai wood, reinforced with a polyester skin –referring to both their historical and contemporary features.
built up around the idea of the family, 'm.&mme' is a long-term project to which ten new pieces are added each year, giving expression to the family narrative that runs as a red thread through this collection. each new piece expresses both the memory of the former, as well as a possible direction of the pieces that are still to come. although my pieces travel the world and their forms alter and grow as I change and develop, their shared mood and ability to spark memory always provide traces of the strong body from which they grew.
since the pieces do not only get their meaning from their individual characteristics but also from their relation to one another, to the story that connects them and to the man that made them, it becomes unclear whether you experience one object or many, whether their aim is functional or relational, whether you produce or create or whether you obtain or adopt.
a piece is born
"first, a leg emerged, my body showed its shape, and finally I stood up. wandering around in the alleys of life I feel being a reminder to my creator's memories.
don't get fooled by my apparent stable posture. my allure and my unique character can unfold into a world of motion, dynamism and play. it is a world in which my owner sets the rules, and in which stability is rare. my appearance caches a story and its narrative course is driven by my viewers' imagination. approach me from a distinct perspective and I will reveal you another part of myself! follow the melodies of my forms. they will lead you into a world where aesthetics meet fantasy. I am now finding existence in this world."