Joie de vivre seems rare in my oeuvre, but it’s always there. Look at the blue cloth with its festive colour somewhere between indigo and purple. The other cloth contains a wide range of colours, from light yellow to gold, thanks to the material and how it was folded. My manager says he reads EMPTINESS AND STILLNESS as a postmodern, deconstructed image of the remains of a hot summer night. My manager and I go way back and we have overcome a lot together. To me it is a hot, steaming cup of tea on the quiet morning after a night of fighting. This is freedom. I wanted to recreate that cup of tea and add lightness to it, some joie de vivre. I hope it is comforting.