My name is Sytske Hoogterp. I was born and raised in the countryside village called Gaastmeer, among the Frisian lakes. As a child, most of the time I was surrounded by water. I swam in it, I fished out of it, I sailed over it, I’ve ice-skated on it and I fell in love for the first time in it. It’s just a small sampling of the existence of these lakes in my childhood that reminds me of home. Nowadays I can feel at home in a lot of places as I take these lakes along with me in my soul and still feel the child with it’s curiosity in me. I get inspired in my everyday life. When I meet people, when I travel, when I hear a sound or when I see the sunlight falling on the earth a little bit different than the minute before. Through art I’ve found a way to express myself and to ‘tell’ the stories that inspire me along my way.

“I am life which wants to live amidst of lives that want to live.”

Albert Schweitzer