“the greatest gift to give people,
is your enlightenment”

— Buddha


This project zooms in on the sudden spiritual uprise of political figures during crisis time in Europe and zooms out on the misrepresentation of Buddha as a non-religious decorative item in the west.

Year: 2020
Type: Graduation Project


More and more often we find our political world leaders popping up in the centre of our living room, but for what cause? To create balance in our lives? Or simply to bring a sense of tranquillity? Because the thing is, we already assigned that job years ago to the depiction of a religious leader, which we downgraded to be our mental housekeeper.

With this project, I hope to spark a sense of inner & outer reflection. Is the way in which we use the image of Buddha acceptable? Are the ways political leaders present themselves to the public ethically correct? Feel free to contribute by asking yourself these questions.


I handcrafted sculptures, using new 3D technologies and old Ceramic applications, to create a new symbol: a ‘Readymade Rectifié’. Combining the oppressed and the oppressor, realizing a material confrontation. 



The last thing an object of art should be is unattainable. I’ve set up a somewhat satirical webshop for people to order their own Divine Leader, including placement policy. You can find the webshop here.

AR(T) Exhibition

(Mobile Only)

Art deserves to be exhibited. But where do you exhibit it, when the world is fighting a pandemic and we’re in the middle of a lockdown?

I chose an exhibition supported by allworld.io, wherewith the help of AR technology, you can have your own personal exhibition of my sculpture within the comfort and safety of your own home. (Scroll down for link)

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