Hanna (25) calls her life ‘a piece of art’. She is an illustrator, artist or maybe even better; producer of all kind of things. Her home, a very cute studio with a void in the heart of Amsterdam, is filled with clothes, objects, drawings and food that she created herself. Materials of all kind fascinate her; everything that slips through her hands or catches her eye will be used to make something different out of it. Her private life and work have totally faded.
Animals have a prominent place in Hanna’s work. According to Hanna, every person has some resemblance with an animal. A drawing on the wall of a girl with a white cat around her neck is referring to Hanna’s relationship with her mother. Her mother is the white cat who the girl can put around her at moments she misses her. Hanna still wants to make a bag of a white cat that she can carry with her, which was the initial idea. In return her mother made her the ‘silverfox’, a fictitious animal dangling on Hanna’s couch, which intents to resemble her.
Hanna studied at ArtEZ Academy in Zwolle, owns a horse (the only activity that is not work related) and is a very open minded person, sensible for all the things that surround her and able to create out of these inspirations.
“My home is my workplace, however also my space to hide and digest all the inspiration and images I collect outside. At a certain point I really need to shut off from all the things around me. After that I can start working from my own ideas.”
Hanna is connected to the artistic platform Pup, connector for the young and promising creative crowd of the future. You can find more of Hanna’s work on her website.
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