Hi Josephine, thank you for coming! You used to work as a biology teacher for more than 20 years. Why have you decided to leave school and focus entirely on art?
I longed for the intense feeling I had when I worked with all my might on art projects. My
children are grown up now: I saw the chance to return to that state. I have lived long enough between these two (or more) chairs.
Based on your teaching experience, can you imagine coming back to school as an art teacher? Why?
I enjoyed teaching in schools but cannot imagine returning to school. I have been doing this for so long. Sometimes I miss working with the energy of young people. So, I do not rule out starting projects with young people again one day.
What does it mean for you to be an artist?
It means to fly. And while I am doing that, one idea shows itself to me, and the next one is right below, next to it, above it, a little further, on the other side. I just have to pick it up and anchor it in reality.
Of course, it also means applying, preparing, organizing, maintaining my website, and working in workshops or factories to build my artwork.