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Question 8: How do you approach the creation of a new work? Do you have a specific method or way of initiating the process?
Naturally, there are a lot of ideas that come to me from one experience to the next, and I’ve now been in artistic creation for more than 35 years. Also, I accumulate shapes that I find at the water’s edge, in fields, everywhere really, shapes that I find interesting, that I desperately want, without knowing what their purpose will be. I already have a whole pile in my studio. I find these objects interesting for some reason. Sometimes when I find a shape, all of a sudden an idea comes to me and I know exactly what I will combine it with. There’s something else in my studio that’s in exact relation with the new shape, and that can be the start of a piece. I start to see what meaning the piece could have and from that point, a concept develops. It sometimes happens that after a dream, I’ll have an idea for a piece or for an entire show. When a theme is suggested or imposed from the outside, I’ll often experience a blockage, so I can really say that inspiration comes from the inside.