The path to completion of my artwork is a long one: First, there is the selection of a model. Usually the portrait of a person, it has to have a strong expression that speaks to me right away. In the following step a three-dimensional head develops in between the tips of my fingers, entirely formed from molding powder and no bigger in size than a walnut. Subsequent to the shaping of a bodily outline using wire, this sculpture is then colored, coiffed and clothed to further enhance the person's character. At last, the figurine finds harmony in a self-made custom environment, where I will photograph it, using various techniques of distortion by light and reflection. No editing needed. Symbolic for the human expression, they are not flawless. But exactly this absence of perfection makes it especially touching.