I wonder what would happen,
if we would return to an original, uncultivated, wild state.
Liberated from our self-created isolation from the natural world.
The process of human rewilding.

Through the art I make, I explore ways of 'being' in our world.
I strive for a constantly growing relationship with the organic world.
Where humans learn from existing natural principles
without trying to control them.

Most of the works I make are site-specific and all are transient.
After I borrow the materials from Mother Nature to create a work,
they either stay or go back into the natural cycle of decay,
so that my footprint is as small as possible.

I work in co-creation with Mother Nature and her natural elements.
Together we experience, make sculptures,
videos, texts, installations, and conceptual works
in which I try to connect with Her as closely as possible.

I see my body as a vessel to let Mother Earth speak.
2019-2022 · akv st. joost, den bosch · fine art · graduated
2021 · internship · kim gromoll
2020-2021 · minor · van hall & larenstein, velp · forest and nature management
2016-2018 · artez, zwolle · fine art teacher · propaedeutic year achieved
2015-2016 · artez, zwolle · interior & architecture · propaedeutic year achieved
2011-2015 · sint lucas, boxtel · project manager interior & exterior · graduated

2022 · de fabriek, eindhoven
2021 · idfx, breda
2020 · 'bruik', st. joost, den bosch
2019 · 'koorts', st. joost, den bosch
2018 · liemps kunstpad

2021 · artist in residence, annatopia, baarle-nassau

2022 · artist talk, akv st. joost, den bosch
merel pouwels, 1995
merel pouwels