On the mysterious blue planet we call Earth, swarming with a myriad of lives, in days of yore alchemists had carried out the most exciting experiments with virgin soil and sand. They did not dare to whisper even the name of their base material: Prima Materia, Silent Primary Matter. This Prima Materia contains all the germs of existence from poisonous spores to the crystalline perfection of excitingly beautiful forms. From this stardust man builds houses, bridges, dams, and nuclear silos.

What can the artist do?

He tries to conjure up again this material into its galactic form of existence. For years now I have been using sand and other natural materials. Their colour, structure and the inherent mystique enable them to create pictures of existence.