Dried Gingko leaf, lino-cut, copperwire on Kozo paper, 30x50cm
Dried Gingko leaf, lino-cut, copperwire on Kozo paper, 30x50cm

The symbolic meaning of the leaf is as old as time. I use leaves as a visual metaphor for impermanence. I manipulate leaves using raw spun flax, hemp, cotton - extracted by humans from the plant world - and extremely thin copper wire – extracted by humans from the mineral world.

Leaves grow on trees in earth. Sometimes I use collected earth / soil in my artwork.

Often stories are buried in the earth. I add them to the artwork.


The sinister trinity of Ego, Fear and Ignorance
Nature sacrified on the altar of Ego”
Leaves sown with raw spun flax, 100x200cm, crocheted King Protea leaves, rose petals
Installation for Symposium Grateloup-St Gayrand, Bordeaux, France, 2019




Biomimikry
Biomimikry



Dried gingko leaf, lino-cuts, copper wire, indigo-dyed cotton thread, 25x25cm
Dried gingko leaf, lino-cuts, copper wire, indigo-dyed cotton thread, 25x25cm



Playing with fresh poplar leaves
Playing with fresh poplar leaves



At the Emergency Room
At the Emergency Room




Crocheted or embroidered King Protea leaves on handmade paper
Crocheted or embroidered King Protea leaves on handmade paper




Unity in Diversity”
Leaves sown together with raw spun flax, suspended as a magic carpet


Playing with maple leaf and berries on duckweed in a pond
Playing with maple leaf and berries on duckweed in a pond



Crocheted dried King Protea leaves
Crocheted dried King Protea leaves





Plant(s) matter
Plant(s) matter



Dried King Protea Leaves, embroidered and crocheted with white cotton thread, 25x25cm
Dried King Protea Leaves, embroidered and crocheted with white cotton thread, 25x25cm



Playing with fresh poplar leaves
Playing with fresh poplar leaves



At the Emergency Room
At the Emergency Room




stretched with copper wire into used bee frames
stretched with copper wire into used bee frames




Installation for Art Camp Tytsjerk
Leeuwarden, NL, Cultural Capital of Europe 2018


Playing with maple leaf and berries on duckweed in a pond
Playing with maple leaf and berries on duckweed in a pond



Crocheted dried King Protea leaves
Crocheted dried King Protea leaves