Why did you choose sculpture?
It is rather that sculpture chose me. I love working in three dimensions, being inside the material, interacting with it and transforming it. The process of creation has allowed me to become what I should be, it is a way of being true to oneself, of creating an artistic personality, an identity.
How would you define what you do?
I recycle and transform the wood, using fragments of different trees to create my own tree of knowledge. A curator once told me that I know how to extract the soul from the wood, which was a great compliment for me, because it sums up what I do.
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How much of your native Poland do you express in your work?
I started to grow new roots in Luxembourg, but Polish sap is flowing in them. In the marriage of wood from both countries, I create a new territory, an affiliation to the places that formed me.
What do tradition and innovation mean to you?
Tradition is a synonym for the transfer of knowledge and culture from generation to generation. It is a way of transmitting universal ‘content’ that can lead to innovation. Innovation includes development, one of the most important elements of the creative process.