"This piece was inspired by my mother Alice,. She used to say Uuuhh! and make this face, while listening to me tell her some intriguing story :) She was an amazing inspiration to me, like a lifeforce, so powerful, so alive. She was my best friend, number one fan and my favorite artist. She passed away on January 4th, 2011. I miss her very much, but I'm also extremly thankful, for everything that's in my soul, heart, mind and body because of her. With that I carve."