were created during my stay in South Africa ( 1990 - 2000 ). In the beginning
I was above all inspired by the colorfull market scenes and other lively
cultural gatherings. I was trying to picture these mosaic events as major
themes of their society. The watercolors from this period are mainly realistic.
In the late 90's my inspiration had shifted from the "people"
towards "what was created by the people" : african sculptures.
It was not so much their cultural meaning that intrigued me, I was attracted
by their basic shapes and their mysterious expressions. I wondered who
had made them, why and what their meaning was. The paintings of these
objects reflect the mysterious mood and unanswered questions surrounding