Can you learn to see things differently, to see the magic in them? Is it possible to nurture that?
That starts automatically. The love of poetry, that is. Or, to put it in more political terms, the ability to express your opinion visually. Humor and absurdity are a big theme in my works. Going against the grain. Developing your own opinion. If you become aware of that, maybe you can train it. Like exercising a muscle in your brain. You change your perspectives, do the opposite, or question everything, be it a dot, a square or a line. It also is a lot of fun, and it leads to wanting to do it over and over again.
Are there any spontaneous moments?
There are. Sometimes they lead to something, sometimes they don’t. Spontaneity and working impulsively are big themes for me that have accompanied me through all media from sculpture to painting or drawing. I never make sketches for anything, but always dive right in and try things out.
What inspires you and what really turns you off?