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Question 3: When did you begin to actively create art?

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After my bachelor’s in visual arts, that’s when I became active. But that was due to joblessness. Maybe if I had struck it lucky with a well-paying job at that time, I would now be part of the socially accepted norm. But at the time I came out of university, the recession of the 1980s had set in. This was the first recession since the great wars, nobody was used to it, so when I was knocking on doors there was never any work. At a certain point you tell yourself, well I’ll start doing my own thing and maybe it will lead to something. And that’s what happened for me.