The collection Frozen in Time is inspired by the extreme freezing rain that hit the Netherlands on 2 March 1987, and that brought the country to a complete standstill. It was a historic day that brought mysterious images: cars stuck to the roads, street lamps deformed, washing lines strung with icicles, and trees bent and split under the weight of the ice.
For one day everything was fused together by ice. One day later, when the temperature rose again, the flowers resumed blossoming and the cars were able to reach their destinations. Ice is a fascinating material: it preserves, conserves, protects, eternalises. After the ice has melted, life can continue. A frozen item is still, white, encircled by silence, while on the inside one suspects a vibrant life, waiting for the ice to melt. A moment in time. A moment in a process.