This series consists of a number of bird
sculptures, and is inspired by a centuries-old theme in art history: the vanitas still-life. Dark and frozen the birds lie motionless on a huge table. They are glorious birds, full of strength and beauty. They spread their feathers almost more gorgeously than they could alive.
The sculptures for Chasing Silence were Raku fired. During this firing
process the red blazing sculptures are smothered with wood shreds,
giving them a unique, deep black colour. Simultaneously, the sculptures start to show a rich shading of lustre and colour thanks to
their glazing. Both literally and figuratively, these birds rise from their kiln as a phoenix from the ashes.