I was born in Indonesia, in the city of Merauke, West Papua (Irian Jaya). However, I grew up in the Netherlands from the age of 10. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Minerva, Groningen, Netherlands I have been active as a visual artist since 1985
In my art I consciously try to express my bicultural roots and living environment: the Netherlands and Indonesia.
Characteristic of my art is the use of many elements from traditional Indonesian art objects and organic materials such as palm leaf, but especially rice grains. Recently, more and more iconographies from other cultures have been added to my work.
As main ingredient of many people in the East, rice has important meanings to which a lot of symbolism is attributed. That is why I also make various art installations with rice as the main material or subject.