My answer to Descartes ‘I think, therefore I am’ is ‘we experience, therefore we become’. This is the result of my conviction that everything is connected and therefore completion or fulfillment are illusive. We are part of the great transformational processes of the symbiosis called Earth in an infinite universe. My wish is that we will fully recognize our interconnection with earth and that we will grow a deep respect for all living organisms.
This is my primary motive and my work reflects this.

And then…. Then the world we knew no longer exists.
It is softer but rough and we can hide in it.
In this world there’s no hierarchy, there are no borders, we are one…


Geertje Geertsma studied Fine Arts at Minerva Art Academy (Groningen). She graduated in 2015.