In 2015 I graduated (cum laude) from the Eindhoven Design Academy. During my years of study my interest more and more focussed on themes and subjects seen as taboo. Sex, fetishism, unknown hidden subcultures and finally sextoys. Taboos and the shadowsides of our society,in people, have always fascinated me. Why make such a fuzz about these subjects? My artist mother’s muse is the vagina and I grew up between her creations and paintings which will surely have inspired me. Through my designs I hope to make people understand the normality and beauty of subjects generally considered taboo.
My creations merge on the edge of design and art, which also is a theme that keeps on calling for discussion and makes my mission so interesting it will never be boring. The comments on my works, from people or in the media are sometimes extreme and strikingly shameless, in fact this is what my designs call for, it fascinates me, our would be tolerant society appears to be very prudish. Also it is great fun to see the startled responses of surprise when people visit my expositions.
Beauty is a must in my work,it is meant to open minds and I hope it is appreciated out of a dark and dirty context. It is supposed to be beautiful, nice, exciting, lust arousing and enjoyable….. Don’t I make everybody happy this way?