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Roots – January 30th 2024

ROOTS – The plywood panels in my studio are parts of ‘The dancing tree’, a mobile I made 24 years ago as part of my graduation project. I took inspiration from the poem ‘On a tree’ by the Dutch poet Vasalis and in particular the sentence: ‘Just don’t move. Because who can bear it when a tree leaves its roots and starts dancing?’

Our roots represent where we come from. We cannot simultaneously deny our past and maintain our roots. The way of freedom is connection. Walking the path of freedom means daring to be visible, audible and knowable. Similar to the work process in stone: liberation comes from within.