Beautiful Decay Series
In this series I use the ancient Asian arts of penjing and bonsai combined with urban decay and modernistic architecture to shape my dreamlike fantasies about the tension between the natural world and our contemporary civilisation. The unstoppable force of nature that we are part of, has been the main theme of my work for many years. In the 4,5 milliard years that our earth exists, nature on it has overcome many big disasters caused by asteroids and ice ages. What you see after a period like that is how nature slowly comes back with new species and forms that are better suited for the new circumstances. Unless we drastically change our behaviour, it looks as if the world is heading towards a new disaster caused by the homo sapiens. Being themselves part of nature, mankind struggles with those problems growing from our overpopulation. But no matter what mess we make, nature seems to always find a way to overcome and adept to the changed environment.