My roots are in textile design. The last 10 years my main activities were styling for magazines and decorating spaces and interior design.
In 2012 I ran out of energy. It was as if creativity was reduced from a free flowing river to just a tiny stream. Something had to change since I wasn’t happy with the way I worked. To clear my head I started running regularly.
While running I noticed things on the road in which I saw beauty such as twigs, paper, feathers, rubbish and lost items. The idea of streetcombing was born there. I started to collect all these items from the street. It began while running but now I also stop and pick up items while walking or cycling.
Fragility, transience, weathered, brittle and poetic have always been reoccurring themes in my work but I always struggled to apply these in the styling work. Also, I am worrying about over-consumption (always more, more, more).
In the streetcombing project, everything comes together. I am returning to myself and my own creativity. For me, the combings are a way to put forward a poetic image with findings that don’t strike most people with beauty and which don’t have material value. Using composition, combination and photography, I hope to be able to show the beauty of transience. I started this project in August 2012. By now, I notice people get inspired and I encourage artists to connect on Facebook on the streetcombing page.