Finding the poetry in trees, working with wood and creating sculptures has been a long romance in my life. As a child walking through the forests and rolling hills of Palatinate, in Southwestern Germany, I fell in love with trees early as a child. As a teenager I hiked for days among the trees and entered their enchantment. There in the midst of mother nature, I realized that the trees that were the most beautiful were the ones that were not perfectly shaped - on the contrary, it was the ones that were askew, twisted, or gnarled that held the most magic.
Within my family is a rich tradition of craftsmen and artists: from blacksmiths and carpenters to leather artists, many different crafts are represented throughout the generations. I am guided from this tradition and I love working with tools, especially hand tools like chisel, hammer and sandpaper. Slowing down the process and the enjoying the physicality of the work is key. Trees have been around much longer than us - making their timelessness visible thru sculpting is an ongoing exploration in my artistic process.