The mother thought or central concept of my work is concealment. My artworks point towards what is hidden and question why this happens.
Nobody can know all that is inside another person. I see that human beings hide or partially mask their thoughts, feelings and motivations, even in many cases from themself. I observe that human relationships are not open and there are many hidden agendas in personal, social and political life.
I came to understand this psychology by watching the decisions, behaviours and actions of individual people around me and observing the political decisions and actions of nation states.
When I look to nature, all my life I could see expressive faces hidden in the trees, rocks, stones, pebbles, waterfalls, rivers and clouds. My idea is that faces hidden in nature are a metaphor for the way humans hide their thoughts, feelings and motivations.
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