I am born and raised in the Netherlands, but a descendent of Surinamese parents. I often found myself in a position of an outside observer. Feeling displaced and lost both in Surinamese and Dutch culture. My recent trip to Surinam and Africa once again pointed out this displacement. And emphasized my western view on Surinamese and African identity. This journey has influenced my work in the past two years. Which explores topics as identity, diaspora, sexuality, slavery, post-colonialism and history.