These small sculptures originate in a feeling or a story. Sometimes this was something that happened in this age but might as well be a part of a Greek myth or of mythology from somewhere else. "Skeleton Woman' is a character of in Inuit saga. "War stories' are from a sequence on war, dating from the Irak war. 'Peace' shows how people just out of a war have to continue their life with all the pain they've experienced and still do. Heaven and Hell is about people divorcing. It might as well be Greek Tragedy.
Some sculptures have been sold, others are still available. Some sculptures I retain for selling to a museum because they fit in a museum. These sculptures can be very personal (triptych Suse Meddens, Elve Lijbaart, Saskia de Rooy about past, presence, future) or very uncomfortable but relevant (some of the Heaven and Hell sculptures are part of this group as well as some of the sculptures on war).
That some of the sculptures might upset you is no surprise to me. I am shocked about things happening in this world and time and often this results in a sculpture. I don't mind seing these or having them around. I prefer knowing I can feel this; sorrow or anger, or grief; over not caring for any of it.