The Scientist -A record of action

As a scientist I find it interesting that my physical actions, although fundamental for performing experiments, are never directly recorded. What I do in the laboratory is recorded in a book, the results collated, mused over, compared to previous experiments and finally published for the world to read. The actual actions of scientists, how they…

Inscribed-Impressed

Wood-block print Bed slats and bed sheet The act of migration is accompanied by an immense amount of emotional and physical change. It involves both dislocation from the known and adaptation to the new. Although often bringing a depth of prior knowledge and cultural heritage to the new country, the migrant often feels that they…

Absence and Presence

How do we interact with the objects around us? How do they dictate the way we interact with them? What is our relationship to these objects?  I was thinking of these questions when I produced this work Absence and Presence: The Couch. To explore this interaction I filmed myself reading a book on the couch….

Restriction

Relief prints into wooden drawers, test tubes Lithograph What does it mean to be restricted, to have your movements constantly monitored and controlled? During WWII, following the invasion of the Netherlands by Germany, my grandfather was conscripted by the German government to work in Berlin. Although not physically restricted, his movements were closely monitored and…