Treasure box and eight suns is an attempt to deal with themes such as time, purpose, survival and protection.
Visually, representations of sacredness have always interested me. I associate rather flat symbolic images with, for example, photographs from my mother’s childhood. It is a way to connect the dots, even if the connection is illusionary. The medium of painting allows for me to make sense of this mental cabinet of curiosities. What is inside the treasure box? Is it salvation, protection, eternal bliss? What if we are caught in the box and the treasure has been outside the whole time? This could be a place of immunity. A place where collective memory is stored and where ducks are the figureheads of deep spiritual power.