As an independent restorer Machteld always has been surrounded by paintings, which has been feeding her urge to create something that was one hundred percent hers. Her subjects are dreamers, as if they were shadows of themselves. The work is introspective. Into her three dimensional work techniques she uses in her restoration activities, are sneeking in. Heads in papier maché with a layer on the basis of skin glue, on which she paints in watercolor and adds wax: they’re sensual, you want to touch them.