From a young age on, I've gotten to know myself as a textile designer that, works intuitively and is intrigued by the multitude of colors and materials. My graduation project explores why I am good at what I do.
I have become interested in how stimuli enter through our senses and influence our feelings and thus our DNA. In this research I mainly focused on the visual aspect, as well as the effect of color. With this I examined a framework for my way of working. The feelings, structure or details that triggered me, I started to explore and enlarge them. Through the enlargements and playing with optical illusion and layering, every piece of textile is unique.
My work consists of both mechanically produced and hand crafted. Weaving is a technique I'm passionate about. It's 'the bits and bytes' of my brain, it’s woven into my DNA. The technical aspect that comes with weaving; to build a tension field between structures and layers and the mixing of colors is what I enjoy most.
The materials I like to work with are often juxtapose each other. They can be, for example, very hairy - but with a nice shine. For my machine work I mainly use recycled PET yarns. The textile I produce is a friction of materials. By building up the layers, colors and structures, a field of tension is created. By creating a field of tension for the brain, you will experience it as interesting, beautiful or exciting. By using the right color combinations in work in which a lot happens, I can still present these in a calming manner. I pay attention to the psychological effect of colors,as well as the needs of people jn them, so that I can sense and satisfy them.That's exactly what I want with my textiles. I want to show people all the beauty and richness that the world contains in color.
STIMULI WIRING SYSTEM
The influence of our senses determines how we perceive things and how we see the world. However, aspects such as culture, genes and upbringing do have a major impact on this. External stimuli are like the bits and bytes that a computer converts into logical composite units. I actually think it's like weaving where the bits and bytes are like the warp threads and weft. All together they form a woven fabric.
The stimuli that are perceived by our senses, generate activity in the brain. This process influences our DNA and therefore stimuli influence our DNA. This influence has an effect on our behavior and on our being, but above all on the choices we make.
How I am going to perceive things today, you nor anyone else will ever know. In a way we do have a lot of influence on perception and we can learn many things ourselves. By giving a lot of attention to something you find interesting, you can get better at it. Because of the fact that you used to be interested in a certain subject, you might see and experience things differently today.
Collection Stimuli Wiring System is built on this friction, tension and the richness of our wiring system that happens in your body and affects our brain. I searched for continuous movement and the richness from how our body is built.
By creating a field of tension for the brain, you will experience it as interesting, beautiful or exciting. By using the right color combinations in work in which a lot happens, I can still present these in a calming manner. I pay attention to the psychological effect of colors,as well as the needs of people in them, so that I can sense and satisfy them.That's exactly what I want with my textiles. I want to show people all the beauty and richness that the world contains in color.