"My work began with a story. The story of the last woman on Earth, abandoned by Mother Nature. She was cared for by Flora and she grows into a beautiful natural human. Generations later a girl, half natural / half man, discovers a hidden garden in the woods. A garden full of memories, insights and dreams.
This garden of beautiful moments is still the place where I go when I need inspiration. It is hidden deep in my heart. In this garden nature reflects our world, our existence, our lives, my life. In this garden nature can grow undisturbed and I can be myself. Sometimes ... when the time comes, I will show my discoveries to the outside world through my work. Or I allow someone to take a look in the garden, we go together on research and we come to a beautiful work of art. It is a fine place. So pure and so ordinary. Different. Pure different."
Puur Anders means Pure different in Dutch. I print photos on fabric and turn them into leaves and flowers. My botanical sculptures are a visual translation of my poetic short stories. They can stand on their own, but together with the story they form a dreamy picture book, with the text as a guideline and my work as illustrations. I love to talk about change, development and women's growth. My garden of beautiful moments is my inspiration.
In 2012 I won the jury prize of the contest Unexpected Craft by Museum Boijmans. I worked with Dutch magazine Ariadne at Home, Etsy and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. In my shop you'll find one-of-a-kind items. I love the freedom to make what my heart tells me. It makes me happy and makes my eyes shine.