To me stone is the ultimate medium to express my imagination. Inspired by material, form and structure I prefer the 'taille direct' method.

Problems with mass and volume are challenges to overcome.

Looking for the woman in the stone I find  her in many of her appearances : the mothers, muzen and amazones. Often independent, sometimes vulnerable but always with inner dignity.

In my birth- and comfortsculptures universal emotions are recognizable. They are statements of being human.

On regular basis I like to give workshops  for adults and children in my  galerie.

Mariannne den Otter is a selftaught artist since 1990 and lives at the moment in Scheveningen in the Netherlands.

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