Domestic Goddess
 / 2018

Series in progress in Amsterdam, IJburg / preview

In this series I’m exploring my ideas about creating and maintaining a ‘home’ and ‘God’ as a source of inspiration. Sometimes my house is a mess and I find myself in several roles. The role as an artist is mixing up with my household a few times a week. Am I seeing through the fabric of a curtain, or just being behind it? I find a lot of inspiration while cleaning and organizing my home, it’s almost as peaceful or appealing to me as an adventurous walk in a forest after the rain. It brings me close to my heart, body and mind, where no thought, feeling, object, dust or smell is hidden. Not for me nor for the people closely surrounding me. In the Netherlands gender equality plays an important role. As an entrepreneur I feel empowered by caring and multitasking.  I’m triggered by the process. I don’t care about the result that much. Things are changing constantly – I can count on that every day. I try to portray the dynamic between life, myself and our stuff. Am I off or on? Could my home be an art gallery, stage or studio as well?
Domestic Goddess plays with different interpretations of an international vocabulary; for people from western countries this title might refer to submissiveness whereas in other cultures it could stand for passion or commitment to your goals and desires. However. I love to experiment within this space and seek for connections between between old/new, magic/the real and vulnerability/courage.