The motives in the paintings relate to ideas about freedom and longing. Ideas that play a dominant role in our culture. The symbolically layered work makes use of the landscape’s suggestive meaning; the contemporary, manufactured landscape in which isolated construction (fences, houses or roads) represents human endeavour. The picture can originate from film stills and television images, photography. A metaphorical landscape is developed, that seeks to transcend the particular. Titles of the works, derived from imagery and lyrics of songs, emphasise this. The paintings refer to the melancholy of forlorn dreams, lost ideals. The work has a romantic as well as an ironic side, is both reflective and lyrical.