When did you start to develop your personal style?
It happened during a journey through the Timna Valley, a desert in Israel, where I saw a landscape that fascinated me so much that I tried to hold it in my mind forever. Back at home, I started to capture the movement of the earth in my work.
How do you create your works?
I make panels with hundreds or even thousands of little porcelain slates arranged one over another with a variation in colour, which gives the impression of a surprising landscape. In some panels I use only shades of white to produce a strong sense of movement.
© K. Zwijsen
Where do you find inspiration?
The desert, the earth's layers, waves, flowers, the movement in a landscape, broken lines from sand plates. I am fascinated by the sheer power of the rhythmic arrangements that are born from sheets of clay as thin as paper.
What fascinates you about using colour?
The earth’s layers are created through colour changes, a movement like a breeze blowing across a field which changes the colour of the vegetation. Light, reflected on so many different fields, changes the colours and creates a unique effect.