My work excits from personal references. It has hers excistence from who I am. My Indonesian mother, my father with divers latin and cultural backgrounds caused by colonial influences in Latin America over the centuries, my African great-grandfather, my Dutch Frisian great-grandmother (she was called the white lady because everything was white to her, even her eyelashes). She risked her life because in colonial times she chose to be with my African great-grandfather (I admire her! Again and again she comes back into my work ..) My work shows that I am a blend of several cultures and divers skin colors. I show all kinds of colored people in my work, for the personal reason that this is who I am, it is my existence, I am a mix of cultures. My work is also created from a social motive perspective because I want to give an example to people, you are beautiful. Whether you have white, black, brown or yellow skin, Whatever time we live in, history, present, future. You are beautiful. I show you this fact, by placing these beautiful colored women in a Baroque environment, using my artistic skills for this purpose and hopefully make the world in this way, a little more livable.
I love to photograph sensitive females from around the world in all their Beautiful Colours, in a baroque style that wouldn’t be able in the ages 1700 – 1900th.
30 juni 2018