Part of my work is about history and technology, how technology is interwoven with nature,the impact we have on the environment,the traces and scars we leave behind and the energy being reflected by these scars.
The Dieselman Project is a commentary on consumerism reflecting the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East. I started with 6 lifesize sculptures made of barbed wire, wrapped and knotted around a core consisting of wood and newsprint. They have been soaked with Diesel,set on fire and burned until the core was gone. To some of the figures reclaimed autoparts were added later. I also made several sculptures using reclaimed autoparts,fiberglass,steel and barbed wire without the use of fire.
The look of the figures during the burning process with ashes, bits and pieces of wood and newsprint inspired a suite of about 8 paintings depicting human skulls. After that I completed a suite of car paintings, based on photographs of burned out and blown up cars.