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Henrike Gootjes

Henrike GootjesHenrike Gootjes's artistic projects create and strengthen social structures and use art to cultivate togetherness. She visualizes the human experience and her works advocate for respect of human rights.

She combines techniques such as knitting, cross-stich, crochet and tattoo-art as well as fictional and personal stories. She uses this feminine, close, and this artisan process is a metaphor for the process of designing and changing the world.

'I hope my work re-enforces the sense of belonging and power and helps the viewer find strength in the midst of uncertainty.'