I grew up all over the world (Germany, Holland, Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, UK), so I suppose that this has an inevitable part in my work.  But I did test [travel + work] two years ago, when I made a collection while I was in Thailand, Nepal and India.  The concept was simple:  All work had to be made there and had to use the materials from the place.  The piece on the photo is called ‘The Forgotten Land’ and is made from materials that I found on the beach, Burmese sapphires and seeds.

forgotten land

The most challenging thing while working abroad like this was that the materials I used disappeared into the gaps between the floor boards of my hippy bungalow and I would have to climb underneath to retrieve them.  While in Nepal my fingers were frozen while I worked because the place didn’t have heaters………..

…..how about you?

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