Born and raised on two multicultural Islands in the Dutch Caribbean, I have discovered a couple of things that are important for my work now. The use of bright colours, the search for my identity and the power of storytelling. Not necessarily in this order. By creating a story that is heavily influenced by fantasy and the history of the Caribbean, I can bring the captivating colours and my own personal history to the forefront. My work often deals with different topics surrounding; femininity, my body and my identity and how I interweave them together visually. The use of bright colours draws you in when the topic I’m dealing with is uncomfortable. By using storytelling I have the power to retell stories from home and to have control of the narrative. By fictionalizing history I can mix different ideas and cultures. By using different mediums (videos, performance, installation, writing) to tell a story I can change the voice I use continually.
Mijn verhalen met meerdere media's verwerken.
Learned during the studies
Het experimenteren met diverse materialen