Nienke Sybrandy (1979) born in Medemblik. My works arise from observations of daily life: small events at home, street images, actions and traditions. I walk around them and examine them from all possible perspectives. My favourite materials, my muse, are objects that are so self-evident that they are overlooked. I lift them out of the shadows and place them in the light, so that their hidden meaning becomes visible. Each object is a bearer of stories and symbols. The smallest things contain great themes. A nail is a sign of hope and desire and a photocopied bunch of flowers depicts the same transitoriness as a seventeenth-century painting. By working with common utensils I can unite the small with the great and thus create a connection between today and the past. This process of observation, analysis and re-interpretation takes shape in the form of images and objects which, due to their individual stories, are definitely not self-evident.