I have my habits. I wake up in an iron poppy field in Vas (Hungarian for “iron”) Street. Generally I try to put the pieces of my dreams together right after that. I actually keep a dream diary. I speculate about my dreams and how they affect me. Then I have a cup of strong coffee to chase my dreams away and get my day started.
I don’t have a specific genre I favour. I rarely listen to music while I’m working. In general, I listen to all kinds of music, from classical to electronic, from Bach to Jon Hopkins.
I read all kinds of books. I read the most when I was in secondary school ... in those good old days. Back then I read The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Kundera several times. That book really carried me away.
Italy. The culture of northern Italy and the natural beauty of southern Italy.
I prefer restaurants. I’m a comfort-loving person or, you might say, lazy. I prefer it when someone cooks for me.
Artmagazin and Balkon.
Shoes. They are the first thing I usually notice on someone else, after the face and the eyes of course. Shoes are so concrete and literally down to earth. They are not all that significant, but actually really important. I like it when someone pays attention to their shoes.
A tiara, garland or crown.
It varies. I’ve changed over time. Back at university, when I was younger, I used to because I was restless, but today I usually make decisions on my own. Though in actual fact, I was also like that at university. I always asked others for their opinions, but always followed my own decisions in my work.
It’s always the one I’m currently working on. That’s the piece I wake up with and go to sleep with and am absorbed by. Now it’s the group of children that I’ve just started. They’re my favourite now.
Indirectly, it was Alberto Giacometti, but I’m also influenced by cats, as well as Jesus and Buddha. Thomas Houseago treats material really brutally. He’s very uninhibited. Sometimes I’m influenced by a sentence I can hang on to. These influences are not necessarily professional ones.
I think every child and every young adult can be absorbed by something once they figure out what suits them and what they enjoy. Children are better at making decisions or simply more daring and braver. When children can retain that for a long time and stick to their dreams rather than attempting to meet the world’s expectations, they can be really happy. It doesn’t matter what they actually do; they will always feel happy doing that. They should keep themselves in training and always seek out new challenges. That brings new experiences, which is good both for them and those around them.
Yes, quite a few. They are normally the most recent works. Quite often I can’t let them go.