“They are creepy, but they help me”, Tina (47) paints dolls to give her autism a place (Roeselare)

Tina Van De Velde shows her dolls and statues for the first time in K-Trolle

Tina loves horror movies and that inspires her in her work. “It’s an outlet for my frustration and anger.” © sbr


At the start of the corona crisis, Tina Van de Velde was diagnosed with autism. The 47-year-old Roeselaar channels her anger by painting dolls and making (often horrifying) creations. “Meanwhile, the anger has given way to satisfaction and this hobby has become an important outlet in my coping process.”

Bert Feys


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