Johanna 1

I have a deeply embedded respect for nature

It all started at high school when I developed an interest in the indigenous of the America's,. This was because of their culture, their philosophy of life and their respect for nature.

They feel a direct connection with their surroundings and this is what inspires me.

They respect flora and fauna by living in a sustainable manner. This concerns my heart and motivates me.

By doing so their living habits do not exhaust the earth. I truly admire this and I am inspired to follow their way of living.

My journey in 1972 through Navajo territory, USA, was 'a dream come true'. 

I expressed my love for the indigenous during my time at the art academy, where I used geometric shapes in all types of my art work. Many of my recent art work continues to be influenced by native art

Johanna Hoogenraad