Do you master any specific techniques?
My collaboration with bees. Using blue Bic ink from biros, incorporating it into my designs, as for me it represents the colour of space, dark nights, sunsets. There’s something contemplative, melancholic – it takes you away.
What is it you ultimately wish to convey through your art?
Various stories. The bee sculptures are a metaphor, fragility versus strength. Seemingly fragile people can be resilient on the inside. Beeswax as a material is vulnerable, yet it is one of the most durable natural materials.
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What inspires you to create your designs?
Literary ideas, science, nature, botanical gardens and museums. I like to watch documentaries, read science magazines. Building on other people's creations and in that way paying homage to the past.
What does "well made" mean to you?
When I can see somebody has put an effort into the making and there is an understanding of what one is doing. It can manifest itself in different ways. It’s not always about perfectionism, simplicity can be well done.