Gods and Godesses, mythological creatures, symbols, mystic tools. The modern world around us is impregnated with 'The forgotten language' of mythology. In images and everyday speech.
Female icons: The holy virgin Mary is an archetype for solid feminity: mother ánd virgin. An object of worship. Mary Magdalene symbolizes another image: selfconsciousness, sexuality, the remorseful sinner. Eva stands for temptation.
In old masterpieces you can find lots of symbols with specific meanings. Nothing is painted just like that. In my series Icons i use the female archetypes and try to place them in our time. I choose photomanipulation to realize this. Collages made of photographs, then edited on the computer. I use Photoplus from Ulead. Most of the time, i noticed, photomanipulations today are smooth, like realistic pictures. I like to edit my photographs rough, more like if it's painted. Therefore i use an 'antique' drawingprogram. And i love to use dark, thick lines. I can't help it, i love it so much. A clear outline, a kind of fencing off. Looking like glass and lead.