The intrinsic beauty of weathered, damaged and discarded objects, traces of use; what the Japanese call: wabi sabi. A philosophy I embraced years ago and try to express through my work. Capturing the essence, in a subtle, atmospheric way that is open to interpretation, not wanting to convey a message too explicitly; reduced to an atmosphere, a feeling that is open to personal interpretation.

I am also fascinated by Japanese pen and ink drawings, capturing the essential character of a subject with a few striking lines; this simplicity is also expressed in my work.