I am Judith and I was born in Dresden, Germany. Since I was a little girl I have always had a penchant for manual labor, I grew up in contact with raw materials such as: wood, textiles and earth which have always been my playmates. Nature has always been my home. In 2007 as a result of a courageous choice I took the reins of my life, which at that time was narrow to me, and with the desire to discover I moved to the countryside near Matera working as a farmer. In the fields my passion for plants and nature grew. Collecting and studying the behavior of plants, in 2018 I learned about eco print and from there it all started and I haven't stopped since.
What craft do you work with?
I work mainly with eco print and modeling and have been doing this work since I was 11 years old. I don’t have a favorite technique but I work with all materials that I can find in nature such as: wood, clay, salvaged materials.
What inspires you to work with this craft?
Play with nature, experimentation and the curiosity of discovery.
My work is important to me because it makes me happy.
How do you start your creative process?
My creative process begins with a walk in nature and letting my feelings carry me.
The most fun part of my work is the constant experimentation; you never know for sure what will happen. The hardest part, however, is emerging and making my art a full-time job.
How would you best describe your workspace and what tools could you not do without?
My workshop is anywhere outdoors.
I could never do without the fruits that Mother Earth gives us.
Are there new techniques you would like to try?
More than experimenting with new techniques I would like to refine and deepen the ones I already use, I would like to specialize by experimenting with all plants in all seasons.
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Ann Van Hoey
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