I’m a fiber artist based and born in Lier, Belgium. I work with natural and/or recycled material: wool, cotton, paper, drift wood, rusted iron, plants, old pictures. I like mixing techniques: embroidery, poetry, spinning, weaving, natural dying and printing, writing, drawing, painting.

My work

Everything is about repair.
Repairing broken things. Sweaters with holes, the damaged planet, excluded people, the discriminated.
Second chance, second life. Everything but resigning.
A photograph, a thread, some written words. A number showing the time, or the emergency.All those things put together
assembled, pasted, embroidered create a new history.

 

 

 

 

 

The thread

The thread guides the story.

Connects the elements.

Guides the eyes.

towards new horizons, full of promisses.

In the thread, sometimes a hair.

In the ink, sometimes blood.

In the embroidery, a prayer.

Repairing tolerance and love.

Mending harmony

Weaving links. Unify.

Slow down and see.

 

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