Jopie Biesters (1968) graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam in 1996.
She works with dead and discarded animals, including road kill, and general waste matter. Animals that are normally seen as emotionless and expressionless like fish, crab and lobsters fascinate her. Creatures that are overlooked, destroyed, or used for consumption.
Through her artistic endeavors, the animals receive love, care and respect, whilst being transformed into expressive beings. The natural beauty of the animals is combined with a little human touch, which allows the emotion to show through.
Biesters aim is to widen our circle of compassion; to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
After all, we are all part of the universe.