When I observe the land
itself, the first thing that happens is that it evokes
a feeling or mood in me. A while later I slowly start to explore
structures and other details in general. And this very first
notion is what
interests me the most; trying to capture the vitality and rich
of the scenery while concentrating on the emotional context which
is crucial for me.
I prefer to work using
a 'loose style' with many abstract forms, which I love, trying
to find a balance between what is abstract and what is real.
This form of expression
is very energetic and often makes me push the envelope
a bit further. At this point I need some courage because beyond
this border starts
an unknown territory and since I'm not just relying on the knowledge
over time anymore, I never know what might surprise me. It's
like being on the edge.
Sometimes I fall and other times new, unexpected possibilities
of expression and
technique become available to me. This is the way I can improve,
on the edge, where the process of thinking temporarily stops
and spontaneity comes
in instead. If I manage to maintain this fragile balance, a work
of art is created.
Experience slowly teaches
me that it's better not to think too much but to trust your
intuition instead. Having the courage to leave the safe but often
and 'stay alive' is what matters to me.
I also make an extra
effort to remain constantly open to new possibilities and innovative
ways and, if possible, not to remain at the same stage all the
time. In this way I give new creative processes the opportunity
to carry me forward.