I was born and raised in the Netherlands, where I worked as a RN. When I decided to change my career path to give room to my more artistic side, i moved to the US and went back to school . I tried my hand at interior design, but felt more like a director than a creator. So i began to craft the furniture that I wanted to place in these planned interiors. I worked as a furniture designer/maker on my own for 2 years, soon to discover that the restrictions of the need of functionality steered me more towards sculptural work. After taking my masters, focusing on wood sculpture, i've been priviliged working in my own studio creating pieces with total artistic freedom.