The technique of the work group ‘Transformation’ is derived from a goldsmith’s routine for imprinting surface structures on metal. In this setting, the material that gives the structure – often paper or cardboard - is discarded after the process.

I started to experiment with the process after noticing that not only the result on metal but also that on paper was valuable. Instead of just leaving traces on paper and metal, I take the process to its extreme, applying enormous  pressure on both imprints - the paper and the metal - up to the point of rupture.


The extreme physical pressure on my tools and my own body is an important part of the work process and corresponds to the daily life topics of pressure and stress that I want to discuss in my work. Each final art work shows the prints on paper as well as the imprinted metal, either combined in one oeuvre or in two that belong together.

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