1. ROTTERDAM 2019 - 2023  
Ongoing exploration of my fascination for beads

2. DEN HAAG 2019   for Prodemos
Stem Voor Tegen
A concept for an alternative voting system 

3. EINDHOVEN 2019   
I want One
Exploring the feelings that you get when holding a baby

4. MADRID 2018
Old man’s pace
How can we get emotionally attached to the feeling of being old?

5. MADRID 2017

Methodology for capturing human behaviour


Oh so Solo
Embracing womanhood

7. ATHENS 2016

Graffiti wreath
Fascinated by Athens


I want One

‘I Want One’ explores the feelings that you get when holding a baby. Are these about the child or about yourself?
The wish to have a child can be very strong. But why? I think that the feelings generated by caring for babies often reflect parents’ own emotional needs.

Take a walk with one of these life-size dolls and see what that does to your emotions. Do they make you fit in? Love yourself more? Give meaning to your life? Carrying their weight and sensing their vulnerability is a way to unleash hidden feelings. But don’t worry, these kids can take it.

“Hold a baby and feel the emotions rise”

Graduationshow ‘19 video

All 7 dolls
 Photograph: Iris Rijskamp





Photographs: Sunniva Flesland    


© Maud van der Linden 2023