"IsayWe", 2016. Mosaic and mixed media: ceramic, glass, marble, crockery, metal, plastic, and love on wooden board, direct method. Mostly reused/recycled/upcycled material.
A hymn to tolerance in times of fear. IsayWe are better together, IsayWe should agree to disagree, and love our differences as they are an essential source of evolution. IsayWe are all the same in the end, IsayWe are all part of Nature and should respect it all - earth to air, what lives beneath, between and beyond.
My mission is to make Mosaics ROCK. I want to show this art to the world under a whole new light: no longer as a static piece, but rather as a work of art which can be incredibly rich… the very nature of its texture and just the subtle tilt of a tile allow for different colours, reflections and shades depending on the angle of sight: chances are that no two viewers will see it the same way at the same time.
Torn between optimism and surrender, I am haunted by the idea of mankind’s imminent self-destruction. Yet, I still believe in a future for humanity of resourceful innovation through recycling and upcycling. I am fascinated by the colours and textures of both artificial and natural elements, which I enthusiastically hunt for in everyday life and restlessly play with in new combinations, pairing and contrasting noble material with rubbish. My aim is to prove their reciprocal need, how rubbish is a relative definition and how it can be turned into something useful, fun and even beautiful.