The first series was "Ouroboros" (1995):
Ouroboros is the dragon or serpent that devours his own tail. This
collection deals with the circle of time and the ageing process.
It consisted of rings that were composed of a natural and cultural
element. The contact point of heaven and earth. The precious metal
rings were immersed in a material of a lower order, like paint or
copper. Through wearing the jewels the outer layer wears off and
shows the underlying material.
The second series was "Lapis" (1997):
Lapis is the stone of wisdom. A quote from an old alchemistic scripture
was the basis of this work: "GRIND THE STONE TO A VERY FINE
POWDER AND PUT IT INTO THE SHARPEST CELESTIAL VINEGAR; AND IT WILL
AT ONCE BE DISSOLVED INTO THE PHILOSOPHICAL WATER": This collection
deals with transformation- and refining processes in material. Semiprecious
stones are ground to powder and poured into the body of another
stone. In this way a new creature is made. Non-existing growing
forms are brought to life.
The theme of the series of work called "Pneuma" (1999)
that I am finishing at present is the symbiosis of the masculine
and the feminine. Inspired by a quote of James Joyce: "The
he and the she and the is of it", this collection "Pneuma"
expresses the human search for inner harmony between the masculine
and the feminine within ourselves.
The power of Masculine-Sun-Gold or Feminine-Moon-Silver is connected
to the negative form of male an female stones, and from this a new
creation with is own being originates. A hermaphrodite.
The negative forms are a void that gets is shape through a polyester
covering. The collection consists of twins; two almost identical
objects, one with a golden and one with a silver component. After
self-analysis the future bearer could choose for either a masculine
or a feminine power. The jewels are a reminder on our quest for