The artist is an organism like any other.
Francis Ponge


Since I started studying art, I have spent thousands of hours working as an art model. This is not properly the subject of my work, but I gradually got aware of the weight of these hours, their influence on what I see, how I think, my way of being in the world, and thus on the images I make.

My point of view is not that of an objectified woman claiming the status of a subject. Rather, it is that of a thing among other things. Completely still, I feel one with an inanimate world, and believe in its interiority. Words as ‘objects’ or ‘subjects’ are of no relevance here. Instead, I decide to take inanimate things as equals, and to assume different viewpoints as an artist.

I make images I feel sympathy with, however different they are from the human form. These pictures are based on elements of the life class class, such as casts, skeletons or natural objects, sometimes combined with details of the human body. These things tend to feel closer to me than the images of me produced in the life class. Irrespective of the size of the things they are based on, I always scale my works to my own dimensions. As such, they verge on becoming self-portraits.

In short, what I wish to transmit is a continuity to the material world, where attempts to mastery change into a more empathetic and reciprocal relation to things. Rather than modifying the world, I want the world to modify me.




With the kind support of the Mondriaan Fund.