Since my childhood I had the wish to become an artist,. When I opened my wood art business in 2017, I was first happy with creating only functional wood art. In fact, it made me feel comfortable, because functional wood art can be judged on the levels of quality and design, yet this is not personal judgement about the artist. However, I quickly got the impression that my work is kind of "shallow".
Making pretty items or painting e.g. beautiful sceneries is important and represents in my opinion the “beauty” of art. It creates a peaceful state of mind.. But, I always understood art as much more than a "descriptive medium". For me, the “strength” of art is the statement. Art as a channel to express emotions & viewpoints, to show the artist behind the work, and by doing so to challenge people to engage with political, historical or social topics.
When Georg Floyd got shot last year, I made my decision to cross the line from being a descriptive artist to one with a message. Those messages you find here as my "Golden Future Statement Art".