Bibi Zwetsloot grew up in an environment where it was always encouraged to question the status quo. And she has always felt good doing what she thought right even if it was different from what a majority of people were doing.
In 2006 she finished her post graduate studies of Applied Creativity and Concept Development at Hallo Academy. This is where she was inspired by the motto: “Everything is an opportunity”. And it has become a part of her mode of being ever since.
She has worked in a wide range of art techniques. Impressionistic painting, screen printing, linoleum cuts, costume design, animation, installation, furniture design and much more.
She loves to see possibilities for clever, playful and elegant solutions. Sometimes this results in putting a bathtub in the living room or making a bicycle trailer out of old cardboard boxes. She loves recycling and up-cycling materials. She knew she found one of her passions when she studied Interior Design, and graduated Cum Laude.
Her mission is to make the re-use of discarded materials broadly accepted and appreciated.
She loves to co-create with her kids, partner and friends. This has manifested in the creation of Woodpecker & Bee, and Interactive Art installation named 'Affirmatree' made for the Burning Man event 'Nowhere' in Northern Spain.
The experience is a big part of the artwork that is our lives.
Josh Waggy grew up in a family of carpenters and soon after he met Bibi through the Burning Man Festival, moved to Amsterdam where together they started their carpentry, interior design, and furniture business 'Woodpecker & Bee.'
He has worked on building ecological houses, straw-bale houses, pre-fabricated houses, renovations of homes and businesses, custom furniture, built-in furniture, cabinets and closets, kitchens, displays for shops and exhibitions, flooring, staircases, various types of sound and thermo insulation and much more.
His motivation is the joy of creating beautiful things. His mission is to work with his clients in accordance with their specific wishes, finding clever solutions to problems (there's always a way), recycling and up-cycling, and doing it all in the most ecological and economic way possible.