I was always excited about patterns in fabrics, carpets and ceramics of foreign cultures and used them as an inspiration for my work.
At a certain point I became disconnected from my work and went on a quest to find a deeper and more personal meaning in my work.
I came upon a picture of my grandmother, dressed in a traditional costume of Zeeland, a Province in the Netherlands, my native country.
I looked for and found in my own culture a more emotional connection.
While I grew up there, I did not see how rich and unique my own culture was.
This new way of looking evokes in me a warm and an uplifting feeling which leads to a continuous new burst of creativity.

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