2023 – Kunstkado, 2 - 28 Dec, Galerie Arti-Shock Rijswijk, NL
2024 – Kersvers, 30 Dec - 18 Jan, Galerie Arti-Shock Rijswijk, NL
2024 – OBJECT Rotterdam, 2 - 4 Feb, Haka-gebouw, NL
2024 – SOLO show: A word for, Museum for contemporary history, Hacker Haus Bad Erlach, AT
NL: Carving classes at X TU-Delft, The Netherlands (next one starting on 22 Nov 2023)
NL: Mini Workshop Bird Whittling at Galerie Arti-Shock Rijswijk, 13 Jan 2024. Please send an email to me if interested.
UK: Follow the grain woodcarving summer school at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Scotland, also in 2024!
I am a sculptor exploring the relationship between culture and form.
My practice lies in the tradition of wood-carving. My work is about life – a response, an exploration, an inquiry. I work with local wood and I am interested in how people engage with the vegetation that grows around them.
Cultures and their traditions inspire me the most. I believe that traditions in making as well as traditions grounded in contemplation or other wisdom practices are the elements that hold people together and weave cultures into a bigger tapestry. Now living in Europe, with family in West-Africa and having studied in Japan, these are the threads that I see are most visible in my work.