yvonne leeman
     
I am a sculptor, live in Amsterdam and make sculptures out of stone and wood. Almost every day I can be found in my studio where I transform my dreams into shapes and forms. I prefer to start with a rough block of stone. I dance around this stone to seek the lines that are embedded in it (taille directe). Due to this approach the sculpture I make can be abstract or figurative. Creating a sculpture in this way is an adventure that fascinates me infinitely. I like to work with hand tools: hammer, chisel, rasp, sandpaper but sometimes mechanical tools are also needed. For me it is important that my sculptures invite the viewer to stroke them. The end results of my endeavours are often a pleasant surprise to me. Making images is the most exciting adventure.