Sun, Clouds and a box to capture Freedom

Sun, Clouds and a Box to Capture Freedom was the title of my graduation work at the Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam in 2007. Around this time, influenced by Eastern Philosophies, I was very interested in the concept of letting go. I wanted to make without making, create without creating. The elements in this presentation are all empty containers: empty protest signs, an empty box and an empty post-it note. All nothing, but at the same time they contain the whole universe.

The work earned me the Drempelprijs, a grant awarded for best graduation work, which allowed me to read books, and wander around in New York for three months in 2008.