What inspires me? In the first place, they are people and their emotions. How do emotions affect someone, and what does it do to their environment? Another source of inspiration are buildings, especially the interior and exterior of large, old, industrial buildings and ruins. Landscapes can also stir emotions, especially Mediterranean landscapes and landscapes with water. Sometimes I come across beautiful shapes that evoke such a strong feeling, that it requires artistic action. But whether I succeed…
Translating a design
Something that evokes my emotions usually needs some time to settle and sink in – it requires contemplation. After a while, the impression has taken root and it elicits an idea. An ‘internal translation’ as such is always tested for its feasibility. If such an idea is feasible, I will start making it in my mind. Only when it is finished in my mind, do I actually start creating it in reality. Sometimes a work of art can be done in a day, sometimes it takes months before I feel content about it – and this is when I feel like it’s a True ‘Sia’. Will you come and have a look in the gallery?
Blue: Leitmotiv of life
Do you love blue as much as I do? Another characteristic of a True ‘Sia’ is the use of shades of blue. I feel a strong connection to this colour. To me, this is the colour of life. Anything that I want to perpetuate in a work of art, I translate with the vivacity that is present in my work. That is why you will encounter blue in all my works. And… I strongly dispute the alleged coolness of the colour. If one applies the colour in the right nuances, I believe it can be a very warm colour!