Duurzaamheid en circulariteit

Between wet bugs and common weeds

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For Between wet bugs and common weeds I make work in the Rosandepolder, an area within walking distance of my home. Through creative, sensory and literary research I try to become familiar with the landscape and ecosystems within it. By making developer for analog film with weeds from the area, I hope to ingrain the materiality of the landscape into the images. It’s a way of paying attention to our forgotten relationship with these plants and envisioning a possible non-hierarchical ecosystem where living beings are equal. To minimise waste, I re-use the plant material from the developer to make toner for cyanotypes.

With this method I hope to reduce my ecological footprint and establish a deep relationship with a specific ecosystem and what lives inside of it.

Artist statement

I explore my position within ecology as a human and maker by delving into landscapes through creative, sensory, and literary research. I aim to create work that promotes equality between humans and non-humans, using alternative photographic techniques to reduce my ecological impact.

I strive to provide insight into non-human life and challenge the separation between humans and nature. My method requires time, quiet, and attention, in contrast to our fast-paced society, allowing for an organic, conscious process to unfold.


I would like to collaborate with organisations and initiatives, within and outside the art sector. In addition, I would like to focus on collaborations between humans and non-human life forms: How could an amoeba, nettle or bladderwrack be a collaborator in the collective? Lastly, I would like to participate in residencies that focus on the themes I work with. By participating in residencies at different locations, I could perhaps apply the method I developed in my graduation project to other areas and ecosystems.

Learned during the studies

The most important thing I learned during my education is to do what you love. Every time I tried to do what I thought was expected of me, nothing meaningful came from it. Taking time to figure out what you want and following your gut feeling is incredibly important to stay motivated and create something worthwhile. 

List of publications / exhibitions / prices / concerts / shows etc.

- Considering the Fish, group exhibition with Daan Muller & Jard van Everdink at Projectspace Lokaal, Utrecht, NL (2023)

- Gather/Assemble, group exhibition for the minor Spatialisation Design at VOGELFREI, Utrecht, NL (2023)

-Something new Something Borrowed, group exhibition at AG, Utrecht, NL (2022)