'Willpower is an extremely mobile sculpture. The central, projecting surface is sensitive to the slightest gust of wind, as though it has worked loose from its base. This sculpture conceals and reveals an elusive form of schizophrenia. It exudes power but appears touchingly defenseless when briefly brushed against. This agility lends the seemingly intractable work a fundamental, even paradoxical form of vulnerability. The sculpture intends to broaden the layered field of tension through its surprising and unusual proportions. Even more striking is the depth contained in the vast surface of Corten steel that gently arches backwards. Willpower can be described as both abstract and figurative. The sculpture has been cut from the material with great subtlety and is so visually liberated that an osmosis occurs between the real and the unreal, and between tautness and the perpetual suggestion of twisting motion. A windy dune landscape can lend the work an unexpected surplus of mobility and an intense élan. '
Text: Gwy Mandelinck