About me

Born in Essen, lives and works in Berlin and Essen. Studied sculpture, psychology, analytical art therapy and geomancy at the  Universität der Künste Berlin (UdK), Freie Universität Berlin and the Institute for Geomancy.

Clients: Commerzbank, RWE, city of Berlin, city of Essen, Higher Regional Court Hamm, LEG Landesentwicklungsgesellschaft NRW, DAG Deutsche Angestelltengewerkschaft, EGZ Entwicklungsgesellschaft Zeche Zollverein Essen, Bfz Berufsförderungszentrum Essen, ComIn Zentrum für Kommunikation und Information, St Elisabeth-Stiftung Essen, Vivantes Berlin, Johanniter and others.
Project presentations for: GTZ Gesellschaft für technische Zusammenarbeit, Kairo/Egypt; SBC Small Business Corporation, Seoul/Korea; TAFE-Colleges und AUSTOOL Australian Centre for Toolmaking Innovation, Sydney/Australia.
Exhibitions and participation in symposiums in Germany and abroad.

About my work

In my work, I draw from four different courses of study: sculpture, psychology, analytical art therapy, and geomancy. All four of them come together to form an approach which I call „Spaces for the mind, heart, and senses”. Humans and their well-being are what concern me most – the way in which shapes, colours and the atmosphere they create can affect us and reflect our inner needs.
For me, it is important to create living spaces that speak to the whole person, that invite us in and help foster our creativity. Spaces in which sculptures serve as focal points but are part of their surroundings, at the same time.
Spaces that are themselves sculptures – or in other words: spaces for the mind, heart, and senses...

Basic ideas

People always react to their environment, whether to shapes, colours, or light. When we enter a space for the first time, we usually notice right away what kind of atmosphere awaits us. We can feel comfortable and welcomed, we can be intrigued, alert and curious; or we can feel revolted, cold, or bored. This like or dislike determines whether we are inclined to remain in this environment or try to avoid it.
Often, this first impression happens on a conscious level. After a while, though, we will cease to notice the strong influence the environment exerts over. It is a little bit like traffic noise: if you live or work near a noisy road, at first, you are bound to hear every single car go by. Eventually, you will stop hearing the noise, which, of course, does not mean that it won't still make you sick.
Environments are never „neutral”. They always affect us. They can make us curious, excite our creativity, promote a feeling of well–being and speak to us as whole human beings with mind, heart, and senses. They can also limit us in our creativity and well-being and seem forbidding if they are too cool and clinical.
Our surroundings also show how much value is attributed to the activities that are carried out in these surroundings and how much the people carrying out these activities are respected and appreciated. If the surroundings manage to express an appreciation of people and their work, this will enhance their motivation, their identification with the work and with their employer and consequently lead to better results.

The way i work

The first important step for me is to pay attention to my initial impression. What kind of atmosphere does a room seem to hold? In what way does this affect me? And what purpose is the room actually supposed to serve? A company lobby that intimidates visitors with coldness and sterility does not fulfill its purpose, nor does a conference room that is wearying in its drabness, a forbidding classroom or a hospital room with a chilly and clinical atmosphere. Whatever purpose a certain room has, it is always people who inhabit, use, and enliven it.
Their needs are central. Next, I will sit inside the room and observe it as a whole like I would a sculpture – as if it were a large piece of marble, but one from which I will not remove anything, but to which I will add certain things. I then ask myself, „What is lacking in this room, what does it need to come alive and achieve harmony?” Due to my background in sculpture I know about the power of form; analytical art therapy provides me with insights into the symbolic influence of shapes, colours and materials; psychology offers me an understanding of the meaning of fundamental human needs, and geomancy helps me sense the quality of an atmosphere.
Thus, I can design a conference room that encourages clarity, awareness and inspiration, a lobby which is welcoming to its visitors, or a cafeteria which promotes relaxation and regeneration. All of these spaces offer a fundamental sense of warmth and an appreciation of the person entering or observing it. I work with colours, shapes, sculptures, light and natural materials that speak to our senses and our whole beings. People are able to sense very clearly whether an object, for example an artificial plant, merely has a decorative purpose, or if they are in the presence of a living, breathing and growing being. Natural materials give us strength. They tap into our roots, into our connection with nature.


Inside any space or room, sculptures form a focal point. They centre the space and manifest a certain theme or idea. Like the design of the space as a whole, they speak directly to our senses and touch us on all levels of our humanness as they present us with opportunities of spontaneous contact and inspiration.
I personally select the stones for my sculptures in the quarry. Depending on the subject matter of the sculpture, I choose a stone whose colours and texture are in tune with my idea and might help to express it. I particularly like marble, because its crystals have a translucence and colouring that already contain many of the central themes of my work.
In the quarry, I let myself be inspired by the image of the sculpture I have in my mind and by the character and idiosyncratic beauty of the stones I see in front of me.
Once I have chosen a stone, it is then transported to Germany, where I try to gain a deeper understanding of its peculiar character; it is a collaboration between the stone's singularity and my vision ... Again and again, my sculptures touch on the fundamental questions of our existence, they fathom our deepest human needs and desires and offer glimpses into the multi-dimensionality of our being.
The search for an understanding of this multi-dimensionality in every one of its visible manifestations, and the deep delight in its beauty, are the inspirational forces of my work.