At the start of the umpteenth Covid wave, I felt sad about the polarization in society. In the beginning of Covid we were all sweet, caring and understanding for each other. Now we sometimes face each other as enemies.

I explored what I, but also many others, need in this newly emerged reality: happiness, joy, liveness, organic shapes, softness. In my research I rediscovered yarn. I wanted to give the softness of yarn, wool, the ultimate leading role.

During my research I started working on wallhangings, textile works: soft, organic shapes in cheerful colors, I was inspired by nature, my garden, flowers, the underground, invisible and above ground, visible etc.

My project “Welcome To My Happy World” consists of a serie of smaller works, ‘My little Happy Friends’, as well as a number of larger works including a two part work ‘My Happy Brainwave, ‘The Dance #1, ‘The Island of Hope’ etc

I’m wondering if in this new world I have found a place for myself in the work ‘I am Me’. This work is in continuous development whereby the question arises whether I have finally found my ultimate world…