I arrived in Italy twenty years ago from Hamburg in Germany. From the big city to the beautiful countryside north of Rome, the Sabina Hills was my new home. Living in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by nature, helped me develop my Art. In one way or another, while searching for new materials and ideas, I was deeply influenced by my new environment. So I worked with wool from the local sheep, stones found in the nearby river, branches, and anything that came my way and caught my interest. The Langobards’ stonework (a north European population who conquered Italy between 300 and 600)inspired me. Having found traces in a nearby church aroused my interest, and I started to research.
In my latest work, nature becomes more critical because of the hidden unknown, which might create fear and vulnerability that we “Humans” try to ignore or, worst to destroy. It is essential to go further and look beyond, but I can’t control this with my mind. I have to let go of and ago with that what comes and work on that.