Folkeringa makes figurative sculptures that represent complex characters. They are as much laborious and detailed as unpolished, raw and untamed. Her work illustrates the fragility and power of interpersonal communication. The inspiration for her characters come from her environment and the people that she meets or observes from a distance, but also from movies, books and the news. Maartje is especially fascinated and touched by conflicts where “the unspoken” causes discomfort.