Artist Statement

Merel explores the ways we are shaped by our past experiences and current emotional default modes.
Recent subjects are Home, Family and Transformation.
Starting point of her work is often the mirror; where she finds herself in her own personal emotional development. Coming from a background in neuropsychology she likes to combine different viewpoints, from scientific to more esoteric. She is currently exploring how we flow from one state of consciousness into another and to what extend we can influence this and how we can do that.
Merel takes inspiration from travelling, nature, big cities, rituals, photography, literature and spiritual theories and beliefs of different cultures.